Internet Backs Woman Who Called Police on Fiancé for 'Stealing' Her Car

A woman has gone viral after sharing a recent incident with her fiancé which included her car being taken without permission, missing work and the involvement of the authorities.

The story, shared in Reddit's "Am I the A**hole" forum on Monday, has generated over 14,000 upvotes and 2,400 comments.

Not having access to a vehicle is a difficult situation faced by many Americans. According to the insurance comparison site The Zebra, the number of registered vehicles declined by over 25 million between 2012 and 2019. Moreover, as of 2019, 8.7 percent of U.S. households did not have access to a working vehicle.

The woman, known only as u/ThrowraCase35456, has found herself in a tricky situation ever since her fiancé's car broke down two months ago. "It requires so much money to get it fixed and he refused my [financial] help when I offered it," she wrote. "Instead, he would ask to use my car every now and then and I agreed as long as it's when I'm not working."

On New Year's Eve, an argument erupted when the woman's fiancé told her that he wanted to take her car so he could celebrate with friends. However, because the woman needed her car for a shift that night, she told him no. "He insisted and even suggested I take the night off or swap shifts with another nurse but I couldn't do that last minute," she wrote.

The woman then took a shower and, upon getting out, realized that both her fiancé and car were nowhere to be found. After calling her spouse several times over the next half-hour, she finally managed to reach him, via his friend.

"I felt so enraged," she noted. "I did not consent for him to take my car to go hang out with friends and said I'd call the police ... if he refused to come back with it." When it was clear that he wasn't taking the threat seriously, she followed through and called the authorities.

"He and his friends were picked up at the bar where they were hanging out, then were taken to the police department," wrote the woman, who then retrieved her car and headed to work.

Meanwhile, the fiancé "blew up [the woman's] phone with missed calls and texts," saying she was "out of [her] mind" for calling the police. The argument continued the following day, and the fiancé called her "petty and callous." He also said that his friends were refusing to speak to him due to the incident.

"I did consider this a form of theft especially since he went behind my back after getting a 'NO' from me, but he was shocked that I'd even imply that he was a thief," she concluded.

Regardless of the fiancé's opinion, readers seemed eager to take the woman's side.

"Please, oh please, tell us you've dumped him. He has shown you who he is, believe him," said u/aduncan22310. "He has zero respect for you, your needs or your property."

Echoed u/thrawngirl: "Your boyfriend is giving off some warning signs that you should look at very closely before marrying him."

"This is actually wild. Good on you for calling the police," added u/Extension_Arugula661. "The utter disrespect that man has for you and your career is appalling."

Many more affirmed that the fiancé's act was indeed a case of "stealing" or "theft."

Newsweek has reached out to u/ThrowraCase35456 for additional information but did not hear back in time for publication.

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On Reddit, a woman went viral after sharing that she called the police on her fiancé. He had taken her car without permission, causing her to miss work. welcomia/iStock / Getty Images Plus