I ran across this oddity parked next to me Saturday afternoon in Arcadia. I was gob smacked. The keys were in the ignition, the car running. No driver in sight. I scanned all over and couldn’t see anyone else in the lot. As I loaded my car with groceries a hundred options of what I could do or should do ran through my head. My wife was with me and wouldn’t let me check to see if the doors were open and was irritated that I even took a pic with the trusty phone cam. (it does get bigger with a click).
Of course I wouldn’t act on it, but the impulse to move into the cart return corral entered my mind. So did calling the police, but what would they do? The former didn’t happen as I think it might have been considered “grand theft auto” and the latter…I just ran out of time and the car had no plates.
I can’t call it a parking tard as they were completely in the lines. I can truthfully say the last time I saw that was when a friend of mine and I tried to get rid of his gremlin by leaving the keys in, windows down and a “for steal” sign on the dash. (True story and it was a fail).
What would you have done?