A Guy Left a Note in His Glove Box in Case His Car Was Stolen, and Says It Actually Worked

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
January 27, 2016 Updated: January 27, 2016

A man says his car was returned after being stolen—and it may be due to a note he left in the glove box.

The man says he left the note in there after his car was stolen previously, but he was eventually able to get it back.

The note tries to get the thief to leave the car somewhere with the note under the windshield wipers, so a passerby will call the owner.

The owner, Reddit user mfiasco, insists his story is real, showing how he posted the note on his Facebook two years ago, when he first put it into the glove box.

“It’s still parked at the spot it was ditched, with glass on the ground. I did not claim my car was definitely recovered because of the note. Maybe it had nothing to do with it. All I know is (it) was open, on the passenger seat, when I got to the car,” he wrote.

Read the full text below (the note contains crude language; skip to the text below to read the censored version):




If you’re reading this, you are probably stealing my car. I’m a nice person and likely would have given you a ride, but obviously we’re past that.

I would love to afford a car that doesn’t get stolen and burglarized all the time, but I’m broke and this is what I’m stuck with. So, you got me. Again.

You’re not going to get into trouble for stealing my car. As long as you don’t [expletive] around and kill a pedestrian, you’ll just leave this somewhere and go about your business. Nobody investigates this tomfoolery.

One quick favor: please do not leave my car somewhere it will get towed. If I have to deal with one more [expletive] impound lot holding my stolen [expletive] Honda for ransom, I am going to lose my mind. And my car, because I can’t afford to keep bailing it out of car jail. If I had any money I would just go buy a goddamned car that wasn’t constantly getting stolen in the first place.

Please just leave my old piece of [expletive] car in a neighborhood or something. There’s a note in this envelope; just stick it on the dash or under the wiper. A passerby will see it eventually and call me and then I can come get my car. No cops, no questions asked; I’m not even mad at you.

It’s win-win: I don’t have to deal with police reports, insurance claims, and tow trucks, and you don’t have to feel like a jerk for ruining the month of a nice person.

There are countless safe places to leave this thing. Drive the car, take my first aid kit and emergency supplies in the trunk (my stereo is worthless) and just leave this mother[expletive] in front of someone’s house when you’re done with it.

Thank you. Enjoy your ride.

PS if you don’t mind committing another misdemeanor tonight, feel free to go throw a brick through the window of (redacted) Towing in Vancouver. They are literally the [expletive] worst. Thanks. Have a good night.