Winnipeg man seeks owner of car he accidentally stole 21 years ago

first_img See More Videos Elderly Texas couple’s van gets stolen, and returned, every night“I always felt guilty about it. I felt horrible that I stole someone’s car – accidentally, albeit – and I wanted to reach out to her in the beginning,” Freedman tells CBC. “I wanted to reach out to the police to let them know what happened [at the time] and I was talked out of it because it was pretty much, no harm no foul.” Trending Videos Ontario woman accidentally steals car she mistook for her rental ‹ Previous Next › Let’s just hope when and if he finds the original owner, she’s as willing to laugh about it as we are. Trending in Canada A Winnipeg man seeking to clear his conscience – after accidentally and temporarily stealing a car way back in 1998 – is getting some help from the Internet tracking down its owner. CBC Manitoba tells the story of the story of 38-year-old Kevin Freedman who, years after the random and kind of impressive event, has Tweeted out a plea for help.The incident took place nearly 21 years ago, when Freedman, then a teenage lifeguard, asked a coworker if he might borrow her Ford Taurus to head downtown to pay a parking ticket and pick up a Slurpee. It being a hot August day and she being a good friend, the deal was made. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 1996 Ford Taurus  Ford advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS When he got to the parking lot, he discovered what he believed to be his friend’s car with the windows down and doors unlocked, so he hopped in and, after a brief puzzle with the ignition, which he solved by doing up his seatbelt, started it up and drove off.https://twitter.com/MBKev/status/1112190320140345344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1112190320140345344&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fnews%2Fcanada%2Fmanitoba%2Faccidental-car-theft-1998-winnipeg-1.5088345Downtown at the police station where he was to pay his ticket, however, Freedman came across another key-related issue; he couldn’t get the doors open again after he’d locked them. Luckily, a parking officer and unwitting accomplice was able to get the ‘really wonky’ keys to work, claiming it was ‘all in the wrist.’ After another 10-minute struggle to get the car going, Freedman drove on to complete his errands and, Slurpee in hand, returned the keys to his friend, apologizing for damaging them and possibly the ignition. But later that evening when he left for the day, he noticed the car sitting in the lot where he’d left it, despite his friend already having left with it. That’s when he put it together—he’d taken the wrong car. His friend said a 20-something woman had reported her car stolen to pool staff, but because she didn’t know her license plate number, waited to tell police until the next day. Then, when they returned to the last place she’d seen it, there it was, all locked up and secure.RELATED Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSFordTaurusNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesManitobaNon-Luxury We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img


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