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Retiree Accidentally Steals A Car At Grocery Store

By Gloria Borger / lundi 24 septembre 2018 04:00
An elderly man got confused in the grocery store parking lot and made off with a car that wasn't his!

We've all gotten confused in parking lots before, but things only go this wrong for a special few.

The incident happened in Mazé, not far from Angers in France. In case your French geography is a little rough, it's basically a few hours southwest of Paris.

Could be a nice place to retire, right? Well this past Friday, according to actu.fr, a retired man stole a car from the grocery store parking lot there by accident. Around 3:30 pm, he went to the Super U, got some cash at their ATM, and hopped into a car that wasn't his to drive home.

A few minutes later, a woman exited the store with her shopping and, unable to find her car, panicked and called the police. The cops came and watched the store surveillance footage, easily spotting the unintentional thief. In the video, he searched his pockets for his keys, noticed the keys in the ignition, and drove off.

What finally made it click for him? The weirdly adjusted seat? The unfamiliar interior? The smell of someone else's perfume? Nope! It was his dog! When he realized that his beloved pooch wasn't in the vehicle with him, he raced back to the parking lot.

Leave it to a dog to save the day, eh? All's well that ends well!

 

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By  Abbusser  |  6

Was his car at least similar to the one he stole? Also, serves the owner right for leaving her keys in the ignition. Isn't that one of the first things the insurance company asked victims of stolen cars???

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By  Abbusser  |  6

Was his car at least similar to the one he stole? Also, serves the owner right for leaving her keys in the ignition. Isn't that one of the first things the insurance company asked victims of stolen cars???

By  alycion  |  29

My grandfather had this happen when I was little. Someone in the same make, model, and color parked next to him. His key worked so he drove off. Not sure what made him go back, but this was before security cameras. The cops didn’t believe him at first.

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