Woman Keeps Test Driver to Avoid Heat

In New Zealand, stealing a Mitsubishi Mirage carries only a penalty of 100 hours of community service if you've got a good excuse. A mother from Tauranga decided to test drive the Mirage after looking at a few cars and just decided to not come back because it was "too hot to walk." Having lived in Texas for most of our lives, there were times we'd have test driven an Aztec just to avoid the heat.

The car was found a day later by a salesman and the woman handed over the keys and tried to sneak away, but was found by the police with the help of personal documents she left in the back of the car. The lightened sentence was due to the fact this was her first crime and, you know, stealing an old Mirage isn't that big of a deal. [NZ Herald]