(NEWSER) – It might be the strangest stolen-car caper of the year, not least because the car wasn't technically stolen. It helps when one set of keys works in two separate vehicles. Here's what happened, from Daily Intel and the New York Post:

Nekisia Davis of Brooklyn asked mom Cheryl Thorpe to fly in from Texas to dog-sit while Davis went on vacation with friends. Mom's other chore was to move their cars around to comply with alternate-street parking.

One of those cars was an old green Honda. On the appropriate day, mom got into an old green Honda, used the keys she was given, and moved the car to a different block. It was, of course, the wrong old green Honda, but somehow the keys still worked. (A Honda spokesperson says improved technology would make that impossible with more modern models.)

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