A Woman’s Car Was Stolen And It Was Returned With Gas Money And An Apology Note….

You know, I can sort of sympathize with what you are about to see here. Ten years or so ago my wife and I were grocery shopping at a store we hadn’t been to before and I walked out to get the car so she wouldn’t have to walk across the lot in the rain. I unlocked the door of our car, sat down an thought to myself, “funny, I don’t remember us having a yellow umbrella in the passenger seat.”

That’s when it hit me, I had gotten into an identical vehicle that was parked about five spots away from what was our actual car. It’s a mistake that honestly could happen to anyone.A woman in Portland, Oregon, recently had her car stolen right out of her driveway one night, a highly stressful situation to be sure, but the way things ended up playing out the next day left her laughing and feeling quite relieved.

According to WCSH, Erin Hatzi discovered via her surveillance cameras that her red Subaru had been stolen by an unidentified woman who simply walked up, entered the vehicle, sat for a few moments then drove away.

“We were really confused because it didn’t seem like the normal actions of a car thief,” explained Hatzi. “You wouldn’t think they’d sit there in idle in the owner’s driveway for two or three minutes.”

 Of course a police report was immediately filed, but oddly the situation apparently resolved itself the next day when the car was returned to the owner along with an apology note and some money for gas. Wednesday afternoon the red Subaru was spotted on the street in front of Hatzi’s house, along with a police officer and the woman believed to have taken the car.

The note explained that the entire incident had been a terrible misunderstanding, as Hatzi’s car had been mistaken for someone else’s car of the same make and color.

 The note read: “Hello, So sorry I stole your car. I sent my friend with my key to pick up my red Subaru at **** 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,” the note added.

In the end, it turned out that the red Subaru the friend was supposed to retrieve for the other woman was actually about a block away from Hatzi’s house.

Incredibly, police also informed Hatzi that the keys for some older models of Subaru vehicles could be used in other, similar cars.

 “It’s insane,” Hatzi said. “It’s like a bad sitcom that nobody would ever buy the story because it’s stupid and it makes no sense. But it happened.”

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