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Case of Mistaken Identity

Case of Mistaken Identity


Question: What do you get when three elderly people go shopping at the same grocery store? Answer: A couple of car thieves!  

1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
(Not actual car)

An unnamed couple in their 70′s went to their local Red Apple Marketplace.  When they left they hopped into their 1993 Chrysler LeBaron and scooted on home…or so they thought.  They actually had gotten behind the wheel of a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass!

The owner of the Cutlass, an elderly woman who shall also remain nameless, reported her car stolen when she left the grocery store and her car was no where in sight.  I’m not sure what she expected would happen…she had left the keys in the ignition and the car unlocked!

1992 Chrysler LeBaron
(Not actual car)
Some days later the Red Apple Marketplace noticed a white LeBaron had been left in the parking lot for a few days.  The called the police to report the vehicle abandoned.  The police ran the plates and contacted the elderly couple who swore their LeBaron was in their garage.

The police investigated and low and behold, the Cutlass that had been reported stolen 5 days prior was sitting in the garage!

Luckily for the elderly couple, no charges were file.  The police organized a car swap!  Now all early 90′s white vehicles are back with their proper owners.

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6 Comments to “Case of Mistaken Identity”
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  3. While stationed on Okinawa, in 1983-6, I bought a used Toyota TownAce mini-van. It was white with brown interior. One day my wife and I went to eat at a restaurant. When we came out, we were conversing and I walked up to, what I thought was our car, but noticed differences in appearance, looked around and saw our car in the parking lot. Just for giggles, I inserted my key in the door, turned it and to my surprise, it unlocked the door. I then closed the door and we went to our car and left. I’ve read, that with a four-pin car door lock, that there are only 10,000 key combinations.

  4. Charles Hasley says:


  5. My dad drove off with a LeBaron that looked just like his. A few miles down the road, he noticed things inside that didn’t belong. Went back, parked it in the same spot, walked a few spaces over and got in his car.

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