Ontario woman accidentally steals car from Walmart parking lot

According to Cornwall police, after renting the vehicle, the woman drove to a local Walmart where she did some grocery shopping.

Police say the woman initially rented a black sedan from Enterprise in Cornwall in June.

Police say both cars used fobs, which means they don't require a key to start the auto and it turned out the owner of the stolen Infiniti had left his key fob inside the vehicle. Upon exiting the store, she climbed in a black Nissan - the vehicle was open and the key's were in the ignition - and drove home. The rental vehicle 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.

Both cars use a key fob, which doesn't require a key to start the auto.

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

The first clue something was wrong came when she went to return the vehicle to the rental agency.

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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.

"In conversation with the manager of that establishment it came out that he was the owner of a black Infiniti that was recently stolen", MacKay said.

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. 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 used the vehicle for two weeks, going about her daily activities normally; seemingly unaware that the auto she was in was not the one she had rented. There were papers in the glove box and cigarette butts in the ashtray, and even a set of golf clubs in the trunk.

There were no official charges so this story has a happy ending.

He said the woman - who won't face any charges - was a "bit embarrassed" but shrugged it off, and the man whose auto was stolen "had a good chuckle". Cue a phone call to police and, soon after, a happy reunion between a vehicle whose rightful owner believed it had been stolen, instead of borrowed by mistake.

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