'Did you have to take my car?': Theft adds to Calgary health-care worker's stress
'Really, did one more thing have to happen to me this month?'
A Calgary health-care worker says having her car stolen was the last thing she needed during the already stressful situation of going to work at a care facility amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kaileigh Watson was off to work on Monday morning when she discovered her car wasn't in its usual parking spot in her building's secure lot.
"It's been a stressful month. It's really hard at work," she said. "I just felt, like, really, did one more thing have to happen to me this month? Like, in a pandemic, did you have to take my car?"
"The kicker was my health ID was sitting in the front seat of my car, so whoever took my car had to know I was a health-care worker."
Watson believes it's likely that law-breakers are taking advantage of people staying home during the crisis.
"I think it probably made it easier … now it's pretty uncommon I see anyone getting in their cars because most people are working from home or off work," she said.
Watson says she's driving a rental while she works with police to find her silver Kia Rio.