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Owner Recovers Stolen Audi Q3 With Handwritten Note from Thief: “Life’s Rough”

Jose Flores from Worcester, Massachusetts, had his Audi Q3 stolen right from outside his home but he got it back a short while later. This is not a happy-ending story, because Flores is furious at the state his car was in when found.
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If you think Flores should say thank-you for recovering his car because he’s in a position not many car owners are lucky enough to find themselves in, you’re wrong. It’s true, he did get his SUV back but the condition it’s in and the audacity of the car thieves are enough to get his blood boiling.

Flores tells ABC affiliate WCVB that the interior of his car was ruined with permanent markers in 3 different colors, as whoever took it scribbled all kind of nonsense on it. Inside, he also found a handwritten note that was meant to be half-funny and half-apologetic. To him, it is neither.

“I'm sorry for the inconvienece, [sic]” the note reads. “Needed to borrow for emergency situation. Why'd you leave the keys in your car? Will return when found. Life’s rough, you understand. My bad.”

Flores doesn’t say anything about leaving his keys inside the car, but he will say this: if whoever took his Audi thinks this is fun or funny, they’re wrong. The car now reeks of pot, the interior is ruined and his daughter’s carseat and stroller are missing.

Flores says he and his wife wanted the best for their daughter, which is why they’d bought the Q3. Now, they can’t even use the car anymore.

To add insult to injury, Flores’ wife lost her job because of this incident. She had forgotten some sensitive documents inside and, when the vehicle went missing, she was let go from her position.

“I don't know what they think is funny or fun, but it's pretty disrespectful,” Flores says.

The boss of the towing company who recovered the stolen vehicle says never in his life has he seen something like this. He agrees with Flores that the note is offensive.  

 
 
 
 
 

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