Noble couple warning others after test drive leaves car owner in the dust

NOBLE, Okla. - It's a warning to anyone thinking about selling a vehicle.

A Noble woman said what she thought was a potential buyer left her watching her own car speed off down the road. Now, she's sharing the trick that left her stranded.

"She asked to check the brake lights, and when I got out is when she just took off," said Shelby Kester, recalling the moment she saw her 2009 Scion TC Hatchback speeding off with a stranger behind the wheel. "I was kind of shocked for a minute because I thought she was joking and I was like she's not... she's still going. And, so I just ran."

Kester frantically called her boyfriend, Steffan Bliss, who had stayed behind in the parking lot while they went on the drive. He was equally shocked and wondered if he could have prevented it.

"I wish I would have got in the car, but she didn't throw any red flags," Bliss said. "I've sold tons of cars all my life."

Kester called 911, and the couple filed a police report.

The suspect didn't just take her car but also her purse, which was inside the vehicle.

"At this point, I don't even care about the car, I just want my purse back honestly," Kester said.

The couple took to Facebook in hopes that maybe someone had seen their car. After this story aired, they reached out to News 4 - letting us know authorities had found their car and their investigation is still underway.

"She just needs to think twice doing this to somebody else because she's gonna do it to the wrong person one day," Kester said.

The couple said they had someone reach out to them, saying the same suspect stole their car as well. The suspect is described as a woman in her mid 30's with purple hair.