Close  
  • share this

Car ‘stolen’ by mistake returned with full gas tank

/ 07:10 PM December 19, 2018
car

INQUIRER.net stock photo

One vehicle in Nova Scotia, Canada appeared to have been stolen, though later discovered to have only been taken by accident, and was eventually returned — with a full gas tank.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) initially received a 911 call from a woman about a stolen vehicle on Dec. 9, after 6:30 p.m, as reported by CBC.ca on Dec. 10. The vehicle, a white Hyundai Santa Fe was parked next to another vehicle identical to it.

ADVERTISEMENT

The motorist (identity withheld) said that when she came out of the building, her vehicle was gone.

Apparently, the unnamed owner of the other car had mistaken her car for his. Without checking the plate of the car, the identical car owner rode the car of the motorist and drove off.

FEATURED STORIES

Later, the identical car owner discovered his mistake, but it was too late — he had already filled the car with gas, the report stated. The identical car owner immediately called the police to report what happened.

RCMP Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said the authorities believe both vehicles were not left running at the time of the incident; rather, the mix-up happened because some push-button vehicles can be started even without the keyless fob in the vehicles, the report stated.

“Both vehicles were identical in make and model, however one was a 2016, the other was a 2017,” Hutchinson said in the report.

The vehicles were later returned to their rightful owners. The motorist also reimbursed the identical car owner for the full gas tank. Kate Matriano/JB

RELATED STORIES:

Man gets tired of waiting for ‘go’ signal, destroys traffic light

12-year-old girl, pet dog to be buried together after being hit by vehicle

ADVERTISEMENT

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Accident, Canada, Car, fuel, Gas, mistake, stolen, vehicle
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.