It was only when she complained about the vehicle's unkempt interior as well as the fact there was a set of golf clubs inside the auto that things became a little clearer.
Shortly afterwards, Cornwall police received a call from a man who left Walmart only to find his auto, a black Infiniti, missing from the parking lot.
From there she headed to Walmart, where she did a little shopping before tracking down a black vehicle in the sea of cars parked outside.More news: Father may lose all four limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in NJ
Cornwall police say she drove the rented black Nissan Sentra sedan to a nearby Walmart to pick up some groceries, but upon exiting the store she got into a black Infiniti QX50 luxury SUV parked nearby instead.
While they described it as a "happy ending to a complicated vehicle rental", police cast the story as a broader warning over electronic key fobs. 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. The man whose auto was stolen found the entire thing hilarious, and gave a healthy "chuckle" when his vehicle was returned to him. The rental vehicle manager examined the woman's keys and noted that, in fact, she had rented a Nissan Sentra, while the keys in her possession belonged to a Nissan Infiniti. After contacting the police, it was confirmed that the Infiniti had indeed been listed as stolen. And she didn't realize her mistake for another two weeks. That's when the manager connected the dots and realized the vehicle she had returned belonged to an older gentleman who, 2 weeks earlier, had come in to rent a auto after his had been stolen - you guessed it - from the Walmart parking lot. After all, she had no inkling she'd stolen the vehicle she was driving.
And that's not even where the story ends. For one, it was messy when she picked it up - and there was a set of golf clubs in the trunk.More news: US tariffs take effect, China retaliates
At this time, the owner of the Infiniti returned to the parking lot and discovered his vehicle was missing, to which he reported it stolen to local police.
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. Cue a phone call to police and, soon after, a happy reunion between a auto whose rightful owner believed it had been stolen, instead of borrowed by mistake.More news: Rafa Benitez gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes