What the victim thought was someone helping to unload the car turned into a way to steal her car. The victim told Murfreesboro Police around 8 o'clock Monday night, a man standing outside the apartment complex offered to help her haul in items from her car. When they were done, the 26-year old victim says she laid her keys on a table in her apartment while the suspect left.
It wasn't until around 1 o'clock Tuesday she went looking for her keys and couldn't find them and then discovered her car was missing. The called Hertz Rent-A-Car, since the 2015 Hyundai Accent was a rental. She then called police.
Hertz, in Columbia, Tennessee, contacted the local police department and a short time later, the vehicle was found at a trailer park in Columbia. The vehicle had been reported abandoned. The vehicle wasn't reported as stolen since it was recovered before being reported stolen.
The suspect, as described by the victim, was about 5-7, with short, dark colored curly hair and possibly of mixed race. He was wearing a black hoodie, dark blue jeans and white sneakers.
SOURCE: MPD Incident Report #16-5199