One for the Weekend: Woman steals car by mistake.


The award for the weirdest story this week goes to a woman from Portland, Oregon for epitomising the word ‘stupid’.

When Erin Hatzi woke up one day to find her red Subaru gone from the road outside her house, she started to panic and reported it as stolen to the police. Imagine Hatzi’s surprise when she woke up the following morning to discover that the car had been returned. An anonymous note was discovered on the car, with the opening phrase: “sorry I stole your car.” The note then goes on to explain how the thief had sent their friend to pick up their Subaru and only realised the next morning that the car they received did not belong to them. As a good will gesture to apologise for stealing the car and leaving an anonymous note, the accidental thief also left $30 petrol money.

According to local police, although unusual, it is not impossible for old Subaru keys to be able to open multiple cars of the same make. Whilst this somewhat explains the mistake, it still doesn’t compensate for the stupidity of driving off in the wrong car and committing accidental theft.

For more interesting, strange or funny news articles, check out the Label Website.

– By Ellie MacKenzie, News Editor


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This is Beatrice's third year with LSU Media. In her first year she wrote for Label in both Features and News, her second year saw her take the position of Music Content Coordinator for LSU Media as well as Label Features Editor. Her third and final year with Label sees her take the position of Head of Online, Marketing and Distrubution where she hopes to maximise Label's presence on and off campus.

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