A Marin resident who reported that her 2012 green Toyota Prius was stolen from the Corte Madera Town Center parking lot while she was shopping Saturday afternoon realized on Monday morning that she'd simply parked the car elsewhere in the lot, according to the Central Marin Police Authority.
The woman called police Monday at 9 a.m. to report that she found her car in the Town Center parking lot, CMPA Cpl. Sethi Jervan said."Apparently, she typically parks in the same place every time and she forgot that she had parked in a different place this time," Jervan said.
The car theft was first reported at 3:34 p.m. Saturday when the woman returned to her Prius after shopping at Safeway and A Child's Delight, CMPA officials said.
The woman told police that she'd been shopping since 2 p.m., and that she'd accounted for all of her car keys.
Police entered the car into the Stolen Vehicle System and sent out an all-county bulletin to be on the lookout for the stolen car.