ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (WKRN) – A Missouri woman had her new 2015 Ford Fusion for less than two months when it was stolen from her driveway last week.
But just one night later, authorities received a call from a man in St. Louis who saw a suspicious car in his neighborhood.
Becky Shoenig’s hybrid was recovered and “the kids were all arrested,” she told ABC News.
She got her car back the next day on April 1 and was in for a shock.
“[The thieves] had spray-painted the rims, put details on the whole car,” Shoenig said. “They were planning on tinting the windows.”
The married mother of two decided to make light of the situation and posted a photo of herself next to the car on Facebook.
The caption was thanking “the car thieves for pimping out my vehicle for me.”
“Everybody was laughing; I was having fun with it,” Shoenig told ABC News. “It looks like it’s a pimped out vehicle, but they still did a lot of damage to the car.”
The car is getting restored to its original look, but the Facebook photo went viral.
It’s the perfect snapshot for how to stay positive through a rough situation.
“I think part of why it’s gone as viral as it has is because I have a really good support team of friends who were helping me not break down when I wanted to not be happy with people,” Schoenig said. “It reminded me that that’s how people really are. And it made me go back to putting out good energy.”
“I’m a strong believer in karma,” she added.