Ontario Woman Drives Stolen Vehicle for 2 Weeks Thinking It's a Rental

Neither of the cars required keys to start the engine instead using key fobs, which the owner left in the vehicle.

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

According to Constable Tommy MacKay, who was the one called to arrest the thief, once shopping was done, she simply went out into the parking lot, "saw a shiny black vehicle, hopped in it and drove away".

It turns out the vehicle she thought was her rental was actually a 2015 black Infiniti QX50, a hatchback - which was obviously not the sedan she had originally rented. She mistook the mans 2015 Infiniti QX50 as her auto after doing her shopping and drove off.

Police say that both of these cars use key fobs to unlock and start the auto.

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

"She drove around and did her daily business in this stolen vehicle for two weeks", MacKay said.

It was the manager at the auto rental company who finally pieced together what had happened.

And it wasn't until this past weekend when the woman returned the vehicle to the same auto rental company that the manager pieced the entire situation together and realized what had happened.

The auto that the woman originally rented was a Nissan Sentra sedan. After contacting the police, it was confirmed that the Infiniti had indeed been listed as stolen.

Two weeks later, when the woman tried to return that very same vehicle, the manager clued in. 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. There were papers in the glove box and cigarette butts in the ashtray, and even a set of golf clubs in the trunk. "The manager observed the vehicle and asked the woman where she got it".

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. After they realized what had happened, the first thing they did was call the police.

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. The man whose auto was stolen found the entire thing hilarious, and gave a healthy "chuckle" when his vehicle was returned to him.

Related News:

  • Tory vice chairs quit over Brexit

    Tory vice chairs quit over Brexit

    FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin says former foreign secretary Boris Johnson was not dealing in reality when it came to Brexit . The trans-Atlantic relationship has had some awkward moments since Trump's election.
    Baby dies after tornado flips trailer in North Dakota

    Baby dies after tornado flips trailer in North Dakota

    He has been staying along with dozens of others at the Watford City Civic Center where the Red Cross has established a shelter. McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger says his house half a mile from the park suffered siding and shingle damage.
    Record-breaking Waratahs smash Sunwolves

    Record-breaking Waratahs smash Sunwolves

    Folau sprinted 60 metes for a try, but Sunwolves blindside flanker Michael Leitch brushed off opposite number Ned Hanigan. Naiyaravoro crossed in the 52nd minute to eclipse Folau's 2014 NSW season record of 12 five-pointers.
  • Twenty One Pilots announce Pepsi Center concert

    This is one of only two Twenty One Pilots shows in Florida this fall - the other is November 4 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. CLEVELAND- Columbus natives and Grammy winners Twenty One Pilots are bringing their Bandito Tour to Cleveland.
    Footage from inside Thailand cave shows trapped boys' escape route

    Footage from inside Thailand cave shows trapped boys' escape route

    He said that the medics will stay on at the cave site for one or two days to check on the health of rescue workers or volunteers. And the confidence of the diving team, and expertise specific to the cave, grew after its first successful mission Sunday.

    Astros win on ridiculous walk-off play by Alex Bregman

    He hit two home runs to give himself 19 for the season, and he did enough to help his team win in walk-off fashion. As Lucroy tried to tag Bregman, he dropped the ball and threw it into right field when trying to throw to first.
  • Glenn Maxwell criticised for refusing to shake Sarfraz Ahmed’s hand

    Glenn Maxwell criticised for refusing to shake Sarfraz Ahmed’s hand

    Expressing happiness over the efofrt put by his side, Sarfraz said, "It was a great team effort". The Pakistan cricket team retained their No.1 ranking in T20i cricket.

    England nowhere near their potential, says manager Gareth Southgate

    I felt something unusual in my knee and after talking with the doctor on the sideline we decided I should come off. After the win against Sweden, Bournemouth experienced a party atmosphere as thousands flooded into the streets.
    Restore or demolish Taj Mahal: Supreme Court slams Centre

    Restore or demolish Taj Mahal: Supreme Court slams Centre

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre and authorities for not acting fast to protect Taj Mahal, reported PTI. The bench asked the Centre to furnish details of what has been done and what is required to protect the monument.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit: Donald Trump says Germany is 'captive of Russians'

    His comments come only hours before he's due to meet German chancellor Angela Merkel on the side lines of the summit in Brussels . Meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, Trump said: "Many countries are not paying what they should".

    Rihanna Spotted With Rumoured Ex-Boyfriend Hassan Jameel & Fans Think They’re Arguing

    Although she has never officially confirmed their romance, Rihanna did touch on her dating life in an interview with Vogue. The two, who were holidaying in Puerto Vallarta , Mexico , sat together on a large sunbed.
    'The hero in my heart': wife mourns dead Thai Navy SEAL

    'The hero in my heart': wife mourns dead Thai Navy SEAL

    His grieving father was also reported to be proud of his son's selfless deeds but was very sad to lose his beloved son. Later Thai Navy SEALs posted clips from the painstaking rescue that was carried out in three phases ending Tuesday.


Most liked

Airbus is designing a rover that will retrieve Martian samples
Airbus has already been working on a project of their own naming ExoMars which is bound to go to the red planet in 2021. NASA and ESA ( European Space Agency ) has been working on a project to bring back the samples of soil from Mars .

India overtakes France to become 6th largest economy
The number indicates that per capita income in France is nearly 20 times higher compared with India. The Indian economy rebounded strongly from July 2017, after a slowdown that lasted three quarters.

England fans 'dare to dream' after win over Sweden
Just before the hour Trippier was again the provider with the cross that saw Dele Ali double England's lead. It's fantastic because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England. "We're buzzing.

Cardi B Announces The Birth Of Her Baby Girl On Instagram
A marriage certificate shows that they were Wednesday September 20, 2017, in Atlanta, but only announced their engagement in October.

Dead-eyed Knox beats Fox in Irish Open playoff
He will now head to Carnoustie full of confidence and has thrown his hat in the ring for a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team. But with Van Rooyen racing clear with a 66, a costly bogey-6 at 17 made his job that much harder for Sunday's finale.

Andriy Yarmolenko: West Ham sign Ukraine worldwide winger from Borussia Dortmund
The 28-year-old has signed a new four-year deal at the club, with co-owner David Gold announcing the move before the Hammers' official Twitter account.

Blood moon brings longest lunar eclipse
Lunar eclipses are relatively common, occurring "a bit more frequently than twice every three years", on average, says Bustle . But don't worry, it's not a sign of the apocalypse but a natural wonder caused when Earth passes between the sun and moon.

Kylie Jenner Will Soon Be the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever
After leaping to $307 million in 2016, revenue was up just 7% in 2017, despite the addition of 30 products. Thanks mostly to Kylie Cosmetics, Jenner has built an empire estimated to be worth around $900 million.

Nurse arrested over patient deaths 'put cleanser in drips'
However, police have cast doubt on those claims, saying some of the patients who died during that period were not terminally ill. Former colleagues said they were shocked to learn that Kuboki, who started working at the hospital in 2015, had been arrested.

South Korean-born American Na wins PGA Greenbrier title
It's on to the Midwest for the PGA Tour this week, with the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois up next. Four players shot 65 on Thursday, and many more crowded the leaderboard after posting 66s to start the tournament.

Video shows Florida man, 72, trying to attack neighbor with tractor
Howell Morris, 72, is facing aggravated assault charges for the incident which happened last month in Florida , WJXT-TV reports . A row between two neighbours came to a freakish end when one chased after the other - on a very, very slow tractor.

Original Winnie-the-Pooh map breaks auction record
Milne's beloved book "Winnie-the-Pooh" sold at a Sotheby's auction for almost $600,000 - a record for any book illustration. In 2014, an ink drawing of the characters playing the game poohsticks sold for a then-record 314,500 pounds.

Newly crowned ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Zsa Zsa dies
Zsa Zsa is survived by her owners, Megan and Jesse Brainard, and her human little sister, 15-month-old Mareslie. Brainard and the rest of Zsa Zsa's family hosted a ceremony for her in their back yard to honor the pup.

Damian Lillard is not Unhappy with the Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony is likely to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer, according to ESPN's Royce Young and Adrian Wojnarowski. Wilson made her comments on Twitter using Lebron's huge payday from the Lakers as her point of reference.

Max Verstappen makes revelation about Hamilton and Vettel at British Grand Prix
After qualifying the 20-year-old Red Bull driver took to Twitter, saying: "P5 it is, the best we could do today in qualifying". There is a gap to fill and hopefully with Honda...we have a lot of belief in what they have in the pipeline.