What do you think would happen to a store if its door was left unlocked and the security system off for an entire night? It would probably get looted and robbed, right?
Not in Canada.
The owners of a family-run shop in Toronto are feeling pretty lucky after they left their store completely unsecured for an entire night, only to find that nothing had been taken in the morning. Diego Catala, who — along with his mother and father — owns Tires Tires Ltd., said the incident began when staff were getting ready to wrap up on Saturday. A last-minute customer had come in, and inadvertently distracted the only remaining employee in the store. As a result, she accidentally ended up leaving the shop unlocked, the security system off and the “OPEN” sign still in place.
Any thief’s dream, amirite?
Well, the store’s security cameras show that five people entered the business while nobody was there.
“They could have taken a set of tires, rims, batteries,” Catala told the Toronto Sun, adding some of the more high-end parts would have cost thousands.
Instead, they took nothing. Absolutely nothing. The security camera footage monitored the customers as they wandered the store, became more and more confused by the fact that no one was there and then proceeded to leave. The fifth customer who arrived actually took action. Once he realized nobody was in the showroom, he is seen moving over to the shop counter and looking through a phonebook for the owner’s number.
When he couldn’t find it, he switched the “OPEN” sign to “CLOSED” and left. Later that night, police contacted the family to say that a man had alerted them to warn of the unlocked doors.
The family thinks it’s the same person who sifted through their contact information that night, and now they want to know who that good Samaritan is.
“Next time he comes in, he gets a free set of tires, right off the bat, no problem,” Catala said.
Only in Canada, folks. Only in Canada.