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Ontario woman accidentally steals auto from Walmart parking lot

12 July 2018

After leaving the store, the woman got into a vehicle that resembled her new rental, however she got into a 2015 black Infiniti QX50.

She then made her way to the local Walmart to do some shopping. She climbed in the unlocked auto, pushed the start button and drove home.

Both vehicles used a keyless entry remote, similar to this one.

The stolen auto was a 2015 black Infiniti QX50, but the woman didn't notice it wasn't the sedan she had rented.

In the end, both the auto rental company and the Infiniti owner retrieved their vehicles and there was a happy ending to the story. Since the rental vehicle used the same system she was none the wiser to the mixup and drove off on her merry way.

This allowed the woman to drive off, completely unaware that it wasn't her rental.

The woman - who police described as being "confused and a wee bit embarrassed herself" - contacted police, explaining that she had accidentally taken an Infinity and driven around in it for two weeks. The man whose auto was stolen found the entire thing hilarious, and gave a healthy "chuckle" when his vehicle was returned to him.

After asking the woman where she went after leaving the auto rental two weeks before, the woman explained what happened and together the pair returned to the scene of the crime - to the Walmart parking lot where the Nissan she had rented was still parked.

At first, he tried to tell her that the company didn't even rent that model - but she was having none of it. The keys the woman had returned belonged to an Infiniti vehicle, not the Nissan she had rented.

"She was upset because the ashtray was dirty, there were papers in the glove box, and there were golf clubs in the back". She informed the manager that she wasn't entirely happy with the vehicle.

The manager, who was obviously confused, examined the Infiniti keys, noting that they weren't the keys to the vehicle the woman had actually rented.

"Once inside, the woman spoke to the manager and commented about how unkept the inside of the vehicle was and the fact that there was a set of golf clubs in it as well", reads a Facebook post from the Cornwall police explaining the mixup.

MacKay said he has been an officer for 11 years and has never experienced anything like this, but is glad that it had a happy ending.

Ontario woman accidentally steals auto from Walmart parking lot