UPDATE: Snopes says this story isn't true, but it's still funny.
I have transcribed this account exactly as it appears from a forum I frequent.
(This is a supposedly true account recorded in the police log of Sarasota, FL.)
An elderly Florida lady did her shopping, and upon returning to her car, found 4 males in the act of leaving with her vehicle.
She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, "I have a gun and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!"
The 4 men didn't wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad.
The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver's seat. She was so shaken, she could not get her key into the ignition.
She tried and tried, and then realized why. It was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee, and two 12 packs of beer in the front seat.
A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down.
She loaded her bags into the car and then drove to the police station to report her mistake.
The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn't stop laughing.
He pointed to the other end of the counter where four pale men were reporting a carjacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than 5 feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a handgun.
No charges were filed.
The moral of the story? If you are going to have a senior moment...make it memorable!