A Walmart automotive department compensated a woman recently after her car was stolen during an oil change. Annabel Vasquez reportedly dropped her car off two months ago at an Odessa, Texas, Walmart automotive parking lot for a quick routine oil change. After leaving her car keys at the service desk, Vasquez went shopping inside the Walmart for over an hour. During that time, police say someone managed to distract the cashier, take the car keys off the desk, and drive Vasquez's car straight off the Walmart automotive parking lot like they owned it.
Walmart has been paying the cost of a rental car for Vasquez since her car was stolen in March from automotive. Walmart only recently decided that since the automotive department was indeed at fault for Vasquez's stolen car, then they should reimburse her for a new one, according to KOSA CBS 7 out of Odessa, who reported on Wednesday that Walmart finally cut Vasquez a check for $6,500 towards the purchase of another car. Vasquez says her stolen 2008 Chrysler Sebring was worth more than the amount compensated to her by the Walmart, but took the final assessed amount because she "needs her own vehicle."