Stranger Returns The Car She Accidentally Stole With $30 And An Explanation

Stranger Returns The Car She Accidentally Stole With $30 And An Explanation

How does a person accidentally steal somebody else’s car?

If you ask Erin Hatzi of Portland, Oregon, she’ll tell you grand theft auto can accidentally happen when stars align in just the right way.

Hatzi had gone to bed with her red Subaru parked in the driveway but when she woke up the next morning, it was gone. She took a look at the footage that was captured by a surveillance camera kept on her house and was perplexed by what appeared.

A stranger approached the car, sat inside for a few minutes, and then drove off like she was on her way to the grocery store.

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Hatzi said was confused by the strange behavior. Something just didn’t sit right with her. Why would a thief have such a cavalier attitude when stealing her car?

Hatzi scoured her local Craigslist page to see if her red Subaru had been stripped for parts, but came up with nothing. When she woke up the following day, the story got even stranger. In her driveway was the red Subaru with a note explaining the whole confusing mixup.


“Hello, So sorry I stole your car. I sent my friend with my key to pick up my red subaru at 7802 SE Woodstock and she came back with your car. I did not see the car until this morning and I said, ‘that is not my car.’ There is some cash for gas and I more than apologize for the shock and upset this must have caused you. If you need to speak further, with me, I am ******* and my number is ……….
So so sorry for this mistake.”

Apparently, the keys used by past Subaru models come with a serious flaw. They are accidentally interchangeable and under the right circumstances, could be the culprit for a missing car. Of course, this issue has since been resolved, but imagine the roller coaster our Subaru owner rode that day.

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