Ontario woman accidentally steals car from Walmart parking lot

Lester Mason
July 12, 2018

Apparently, the Infiniti owner had left his key fob in the auto, so the door opened and she was able to start it.

The woman, a local herself, wasn't a repentant vehicle thief, but merely confused and possibly in a rush on the day she rented a auto - a black Nissan Sentra - and drove straight to Walmart to do a little shopping.

From there she headed to Walmart, where she did a little shopping before tracking down a black vehicle in the sea of cars parked outside. "The manager observed the vehicle and asked the woman where she got it".

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

It turns out the auto she thought was her rental was actually a 2015 black Infiniti QX50, a hatchback - which was obviously not the sedan she had originally rented.


Though police say there was a "happy and amusing ending to this story", they say it serves as a ideal reminder not to leave key fobs in unattended vehicles. The manager of the vehicle rental agency then realized what happened as the man whose auto had been stolen had come into the same Enterprise to rent a replacement. The rental auto manager examined the woman's keys and noted that, in fact, she had rented a Nissan Sentra, while the keys in her possession belonged to a Nissan Infiniti.

The keys she turned in belonged to a Nissan Infiniti rather than a Sentra, leaving the manager "slightly confused", said police.

After asking the woman where she went after leaving the vehicle 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.

She was giving the manager the business on renting her a dirty vehicle. They even tried to explain that the model she was trying to return wasn't on file but she apparently did not want to hear it. She also said there were papers in the glove compartment and a dirty ashtray, but it still wasn't enough to tip her off.

And that's not even where the story ends. She informed the manager that she wasn't entirely happy with the auto. Constable Tommy MacKay who dealt with the incident said the man who owned the stolen Infiniti had a good laugh about it and the woman who stole it was embarrassed. The manager then called the police.

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