The key she returned was of a black Nissan Infinity and not the Sentra she had rented. Prior to that, in the Lvov area the man stole the bus.
The woman rented a black Nissan Sentra in late June and headed straight to Walmart and parked her auto in the hypermarket's parking lot.
"The Infinity came back as stolen on police systems as reported in June and ... both the auto rental company and the Infiniti owner retrieved their vehicles and there was a happy, and amusing ending to this story". "The manager observed the vehicle and asked the woman where she got it", police added. When the woman who stole the auto tried to return the vehicle, the manager realized what happened. The man whose auto was stolen found the entire thing hilarious, and gave a healthy "chuckle" when his vehicle was returned to him. "You should never leave your key fob or keys in your vehicle - and always do not forget to lock your auto doors before walking away from your auto".
Immediately afterwards, she drove to a Walmart department store for a shop before finding what she thought was her auto in the vehicle park.
That car's owner had also been shopping in Walmart before realising his vehicle had vanished.
They explained that for two weeks, the clueless woman "drove around and used the black auto for her regular everyday activities" and only realised something was wrong after returning to the rental company to return the vehicle. She informed the manager that she wasn't entirely happy with the vehicle. Yes, the cops were involved, but luckily, they chose not to arrest or press charges against the woman. There sat the Nissan Sentra, exactly where the woman had parked it two weeks earlier.
And so began the sleuthing, as the vehicle rental manager and the embarrassed renter started retracing her steps, beginning in the Walmart parking lot.
The woman - who police described as being "confused and a wee bit embarrassed herself" - contacted police, explaining that she had accidentally taken an Infinity and driven around in it for two weeks.
Police say that both of these cars use key fobs to unlock and start the auto.
When the woman returned the auto to the rental agency they were confused when she handed over the Infiniti key. After they realized what had happened, the first thing they did was call the police.