Woman tries to profit from gifts mistakenly left in her car
Linda Gipson was hoping whoever ended up with the gifts she mistakenly put in the wrong car would be moved by the Christmas spirit to return them. But instead, the person appears to be harboring the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge.
A woman tried to return two sweaters at a store at Twelve Oaks mall in Novi, where Gipson had purchased them, she said today.
Gipson said a store manager realized the sweaters were the ones she had reported putting in the wrong car and questioned the woman trying to return them. Teh
Gipson, an Ypsilanti resident, told AnnArbor.com earlier this week that she was shopping with her husband and daughter Thursday afternoon at the mall when she decided to take a break and drop off some of the packages in her daughter's car. She used a key to open the trunk, dropped the gifts in and went back to her shopping.
An hour later she came back out and opened the trunk to discover the gifts, worth about $700, weren’t there. Almost immediately, she realized her mistake. Another car parked nearby had looked like her daughter's silver Ford Focus. She had left the gifts in that vehicle.
The gifts included some perfume, a pair of boots, a pair of suede shoes, two sweaters, a hat and scarf and something her husband, Ronald, bought for her from a Native American craft store. Many of the gifts were for her daughters, 21 and 17, she said.
She said she's glad to have the sweaters back. "At least it's something," she said. "We're just hoping that she'll come forward with the other stuff."