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She loses her car but keeps her faith -- and that's OK with her

Someone drove off in Carolyn Trench's car on Sunday afternoon as she was helping a woman cross the street. Someone drove off in Carolyn Trench's car on Sunday afternoon as she was helping a woman cross the street.

Reported by Lisa Rantala

Posted by Kate Oatis

TOLEDO -- A good deed turned bad for one elderly Toledo woman when her car was stolen after she pulled over to help a woman cross the street, reports News 11's Lisa Rantala.

Someone drove off in Carolyn Trench's car on Sunday afternoon at Kent and Bancroft. The 71-year-old was driving westbound on Bancroft on her way to church when she noticed a woman in the middle of the street.

"Sometimes if they miss their bus and they have no way to get home, we'll take them home," Trench says.

Other drivers were driving around the woman so Trench decided to stop. She said she spoke with the woman.

"I said 'Where you want to go?' On the other side of the street, to the store or what?'" Trench says she asked the woman.

The woman said little and kept pulling away. Trench said she was with her 20 min. before she looked back and saw a man jump in her car.

"When they took my car, my choir book was in there, my bible was in there, my purse was in there, my keys," Trench said, adding that she didn't think about locking her car or taking her keys.

After the car took off, she said she started to pray.

"We pray for these people, that they'll stop doing what they're doing," Trench said.

Turns out another parishioner picked up Trench and her husband and took them to church. That's where Trench realized that even though she wants her car back, a higher power may have directed the suspect to her vehicle.

"You know, a funny thing about that, when we got to the church, we sung a song, it's all in his hands. And it really is," Trench said.

Police say they have few leads in this case. The car is a 1992 Gray Lumina Chevy with the license plate AVJ-2090 OH-09. If you know anything, call CrimeStopper at 419-255-1111.

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