YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) - An Ypsilanti mother of three can't blame the Grinch for stealing $700 worth of Christmas presents.
Linda Gipson gave them away accidentally by putting them into the trunk of a gray Ford Focus that looked just like hers.
It happened yesterday at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi in aisle ten outside Macy's at about 3:00 p.m. Halfway through her shopping spree, Linda dropped off some gifts.
Her key opened the trunk of the Focus that was parked in the same aisle where she parked hers. She didn't realize her mistake until she finished shopping an hour later. "I wanted to cry."
"I screamed don't tell me I put them in the wrong car." It was the second day in a row of bad luck. "I got laid off the day before, replacing the gifts won't be easy," Gipson said.
Linda is embarrassed but not too proud to plead with a Christmas angel.
"I'm hoping the other driver will have a heart and bring back the gifts." Linda knows it's possible the driver hasn't even noticed the gifts.
She's contacted Novi Police and security at Twelve Oaks. If you can help, please contact mall security because as Linda says "It's my kids' Christmas."