Halifax shopper accidentally steals car, returns it with a full tank

HALIFAX—A Halifax vehicle mix-up had a happy ending after a car taken by the wrong owner was returned with a full tank of gas.

Just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Halifax RCMP responded to a 911 call about a vehicle being stolen from the parking lot at a business on Hammonds Plains Rd. in Hammonds Plains.

The woman caller told police that she had parked beside a car that looked identical to hers and entered the business, but when she came out her car was gone.

As it turned out, police said another man had left the business, climbed in the wrong vehicle, and drove off.

Halifax RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said while such a situation is “very rare,” the confusion was understandable given that the cars were both white Hyundai Santa Fes (a 2016 and 2017) parked side by side.

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