What a nice car thief. No, that's not an oxymoron --- one car thief proved that you shouldn't always suspect the worst in people this week. It all starts with Erin Hatzi, a woman from Portland, Oregon who reported her car stolen on Tuesday night, and got probably the best possible outcome from having a car stolen anyone could hope for.
After a day without her car, Erin Hatzi's red 2001 Subaru Impreza turned up right outside her home on Wednesday afternoon, reports local station KGW. The police saw a woman leaving the stolen vehicle, and she had left a note explaining what was going on, along with some gas money! Apparently, the woman had been trying to pick up her friend's red Subaru from the same street, and mistakenly took Hatzi's instead. Read the note for yourself below.
But how could someone accidentally steal a car? The woman who took Erin Hatzi's car didn't have the keys for it, but somehow managed to enter and start the car without realizing that she was stealing it. Well, according to the police, it's actually not uncommon for the keys to older model Subarus to work on other older model Subarus, so the woman's car keys must've actually opened and started Hatzi's car even though they weren't the right keys. The actual red Subaru that the woman was looking for was parked a block away from Hatzi's house the entire time.
This may be about as decent outcome for having your car stolen as it gets. Hatzi had to go a day in confusion without her car, but got it back soon after in the same condition it was in and $30, and not to mention a great story.
It's insane. 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.
Hmmm, I could see it being the Kramer side-plot in a Seinfeld episode, actually.