Nov 04 2009

Parking Lot Failure

 

About a week ago, a woman tried to park her BMW X5 in a gym parking lot in Thornhill, Ontario. For some mysterious reason, she instead drove over two other cars and sat on top of them for a few seconds, like a big game cat savoring her kill. Then she drove off. One of the demolished cars was a 2004 Hyundai Elantra that the owner had just finished paying off, and on Friday Hyundai gave him a new car. Luckily the incident was caught on a security camera, so if you haven't seen it yet, here ya go:

The 62-year-old driver returned to the scene of the crime—she was a member of the gym—last week, where she was identified by a gym employee with a special interest in solving the case. The Globe and Mail writes, "She was identified when an Extreme Fitness staff member, whose own car had been crushed in the Oct. 22 incident, spotted a similar-looking SUV in the parking lot again Wednesday morning [October 28] and called police.

"The Elantra owner, Todd Jamison, was surprised last Friday by a Hyundai representative in the parking lot: ...when colleagues called him into the office on a pretense, he found a shiny 2010 Hyundai Elantra in the lot along with a smiling Hyundai representative. ""We wanted to help the guy," a Hyundai spokesman told TheStar.com. "This was our random act of kindness." Either that, or it's the best viral advertising video for both BMW vehicles, and Hyundai customer service, that I've ever seen.

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10/19/2009 12:43:27 PM
carolyn d. kaiser United States
carolyn d. kaiser
I think it is so sad how insensitive people in this country can be. This is an older woman. More than likely she got disoriented and hit the gas instead of the brake. It was wrong for her to leave, but obviously she was frightened and expected the ridicule that she has thus far received. This is a Christian station, we are a Christian nation. Have some compassion and stop rubbing salt in her wound before you get a scratch of your own. KLOVE be love.
10/21/2009 12:29:04 AM
Amber Lewis United States
Amber Lewis
There are still good people out there! (not the lady that drove over the cars) You know things happen for a reason and I believe that this is a way for advertisement but also to show that Love is real and it exists today.
10/22/2009 7:56:12 AM
Cameron United States
Cameron
I can't believe that she would actually do that I mean what in the world was she thinking
10/24/2009 4:53:08 AM
Jennifer Brown United States
Jennifer Brown
This is Road Range at one of it's worsts.
10/24/2009 7:53:13 PM
graham ardner United States
graham ardner
Can't say i'm surprised--beameres aren't on my favs list. Smile

seiously, either the lady was blind, or she exhibited tremendous audactiy. Sometimes i wonder what the world is coming to... Smile

gda from syracuse, ny
10/28/2009 6:59:13 AM
cameron United States
cameron
I meant I cant believe she would drive away after doing that. And I do agree that she could have stepped on the gas instead of the brake.
11/6/2009 6:00:41 AM
Heidi Abler United States
Heidi Abler
This has to be the craziest thing I have ever seen! Smile I wonder if she was on a medication....
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