Woman's stolen car returned with note, gas money, crazy story

Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-29 13:01:50-04
(KGW) What seemed like a simple car theft in Portland, Oregon ended up being much more.
Erin Hatzi's surveillance cameras caught a woman walking up to her red Subaru, climbing in, and taking off a few minutes later.
The apparent theft happened right next to Hatzi's driveway.
"We were really confused because it didn't seem like the normal actions of a car thief," Hatzi said. "You wouldn't think they'd sit there in idle in the owner's driveway for two or three minutes."
Hatzi filed a police report. But it didn't take long before she started getting answers.
Her husband was taking the garbage outside Wednesday afternoon when a Portland police officer had a woman stopped right outside Hatzi's home. The woman had just gotten out of Hatzi's red Subaru, and she had left a note and some cash inside.
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