YPSILANTI, Mich., Dec. 20 (UPI) — A Michigan woman who mistakenly loaded her Christmas gifts into the trunk of a lookalike car said she is hoping the items will be returned.
Linda Gipson of Ypsilanti said she loaded about $700 worth of gifts into the trunk of a vehicle she believed to be her daughter’s 2003 silver Ford Focus sedan while shopping with her family Thursday at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi and went back inside to continue shopping, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday.
However, after leaving the mall with her family she discovered she had placed the items into a car that resembled her daughter’s and opened with the same key.
“It’s a sad story,” Gipson said. “I’m just waiting here hoping that person is going to turn everything back.”
Ford officials said they were unaware of any other instances of someone being able to open a vehicle lock with the key to a different car. They said they will investigate the incident.