Somebody or something was definitely watching over this lady…
Monica Salazar left her car running in front of Campbell, California, apartment.
The next thing she knew, it was gone.
She went through a roller coaster of emotions: Anger, frustration and sadness.
“I was distraught. I was hurt,” she recalled. “I was like beating myself up because how stupid could I be, you know? But then I’m like, how could somebody do that?”
Salazar knew the odds of getting her 2004 Scion back were not great, but, she remembered leaving her cell phone in the car.
With nothing to lose, her sister decided to text Salazar’s phone.
One of the messages: “Can you please return the stolen car?”
This thief seemed to have a conscience.
He called Monica back and told her where to find her car.
She found it parked outside of a Santa Clara KFC.
Clearly Monica was upset about losing her car, but for her, the car represented something much more…
“In the middle of this chaos and the confusion, something happened in this man. Whether it was what I said, my sister said, the text, something happened. He didn’t have to return it,” she said.
The car means the world to Salazar.
It’s name is “Gloria” after her mom who recently passed away.
She keeps a picture of her mother and sister in the visor, and has CDs with her mom’s favorite songs on them.
Losing the car would have been devastating.
“He returned it. It’s in one piece. And I just hope he’s okay wherever he’s at,” Salazar said.
Wow, talk about turning the other cheek. “I just hope he’s okay”??? Most people would have been pissed off trying to figure out who stole the car. We know we would…