After A Canadian Tire Shop Is Left Unlocked After Closing Customers Come In, Look Around, Touch Nothing And Leave. Someone Even Turns The ‘Open’ Sign To ‘Closed’.

After a tire shop in Toronto, Canada, was left unlocked after closing time on Saturday, February 28, people kept coming in, but when they saw no one in there, left without touching anything. One customer even flipped the store’s “open” sign to “closed” on the store’s behalf.

The store’s security camera has captured five people coming in while no one was there, but no one took anything, said Diego Catala who owns Tires Tires Ltd with his mother and father, The Toronto Sun reports. He said:

They could have taken a set of tires, rims, batteries. They could have just helped themselves. But no one did.

1. Surveillance footage shows a customer who turned the open sign to “closed” at Tires Tires Ltd. after the shop was left open on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

After A Canadian Tire Shop Is Left Unlocked After Closing Customers Come in, Look Around, Touch Nothing And Leave. Someone Even Turns The 'Open' Sign To 'Closed'.

Image source: The Toronto Sun.

Catala added that some of the more high-end parts in his store cost thousands.

The afternoon wrapped up as usual at the shop, Catala explained, with the staff leaving by the side door. However, Diego’s mother, Karen, became distracted when a last-minute customer came in and ended up leaving the store unlocked, the security system off, and the “OPEN” sign still in place.

The security footage showed people walking around the shop, confused that no one was around. When they saw that no one was in, they left the store.

The last man who arrived about two hours later looked around the store and, once he realized that no one was in, moved over to the counter and looked at the phone book.

2. The store’s security camera has captured five people coming in while no one was there, but no one took anything.

After A Canadian Tire Shop Is Left Unlocked After Closing Customers Come in, Look Around, Touch Nothing And Leave. Someone Even Turns The 'Open' Sign To 'Closed'.

Image source: The Toronto Sun.

Diego said that, judging by the footage, the man was looking for a way to contact the owners. Unable to find a contact number, he walked to the front door, turned the sign to “CLOSED” and left.

The man later drove over to the police to alert them that the shop had been left unlocked. The family wanted the man to come forward so they could reward his honesty. Diego said:

Next time he comes in, he gets a free set of tires, right off the bat, no problem.

Police officers arrived at around 7 pm and managed to track down the family a short time later.

3. The security footage showed people walking around the shop, confused that no one was around. When they saw that no one was in, they left the store.

After A Canadian Tire Shop Is Left Unlocked After Closing Customers Come in, Look Around, Touch Nothing And Leave. Someone Even Turns The 'Open' Sign To 'Closed'.

Karen said that she was “inspired” by the situation and believes that, as the store had been in the community for decades, it would have been surprising if someone stole something. She said:

It’s a high-density, low-income, high-stress neighborhood. Everyone is struggling to put money together to pay for the basics. But we don’t have any trouble here.

Diego added that they care about the community and residents care about the local businesses.

4. Diego Catala and his mother Karen own Tires Tires Ltd.

After A Canadian Tire Shop Is Left Unlocked After Closing Customers Come in, Look Around, Touch Nothing And Leave. Someone Even Turns The 'Open' Sign To 'Closed'.

Source: The Toronto Sun.

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