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A tale of two car drivers in one small town

A small Swedish town was still big enough to have two similar cars, both with the keys dangling in the ignition. One of the drivers returned to the wrong car and drove off. 

Swedish Radio's Western channel reports that the other driver found their car gone and, quite logically, decided it had been stolen. But soon after reporting the "theft" to the police, it was possible to find the owner of the other car, and his workplace.

According to the police, the driver was rather surprised to find out he had taken someone else's car. And while leaving keys in the ignition might say something about how safe small-town Swedes feel, the fact that the two drivers were able to resolve the situation without any help from the police perhaps confirms their faith in the kindness of strangers.

This happened in central Åmål, a town of fewer than 12,000 people, made famous by the film Show me Love.

And while Radio West does not report which make or model of car was involved, one Swede in five drives a Volvo, most of those V70s, making confusion all the more likely.

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