Accidental thief returns Subaru with apology, gas money

(Credit: Erin Hatzi Facebook) Note says: "Hello, So sorry I stole your car. I sent my friend with my key to pick up my red subaru at 7802 SE Woodstock and she came back with your car. I did not see the car until this morning and I said, 'that is not my car.' There is some cash for gas and I more than apologize for the shock and upset this must have caused you. If you need to speak further, with me, I am ******* and my number is ..........
So so sorry for this mistake."

Note: police confirm that older subaru keys are sometimes interchangeable.
(Credit: Erin Hatzi Facebook) Note says: "Hello, So sorry I stole your car. I sent my friend with my key to pick up my red subaru at 7802 SE Woodstock and she came back with your car. I did not see the car until this morning and I said, 'that is not my car.' There is some cash for gas and I more than apologize for the shock and upset this must have caused you. If you need to speak further, with me, I am ******* and my number is .......... So so sorry for this mistake." Note: police confirm that older subaru keys are sometimes interchangeable.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland woman says her red Subaru was stolen from her driveway — and then reappeared with an apology note and gas money.

Erin Hatzi tells The Oregonian/OregonLive that her husband noticed the missing Subaru Impreza on Tuesday night and she posted security camera stills on Facebook, asking for help finding her car.

Police caught a woman returning the vehicle to Hatzi’s driveway Wednesday evening. The accidental thief had instructions from a friend to pick up a different red Subaru in Hatzi’s neighborhood and returned when the friend said it wasn’t her car.

Police told Hatzi that some older Subaru keys are interchangeable, making it easy for the woman to make off with the wrong car.

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