It's just another very unfortunate situation. After being in a high speed chase with police, her car is not drive-able... and her insurance isn't covering the damage, the long distance across-state-lines tow, or her missing items.
She got tricked.
He was smooth and acted like he was a real valet. BUT, he didn't give her a claim ticket. (That's a giant red flag.)
It happened at a hospital in Minneapolis.
After she approached a real valet about not getting a claim ticket, the real valet told her the car just got stolen.
Ten days later it was recovered by police in Oklahoma. And now she is on TV talking about her misfortune—all because she is not a Real Valet Control blog reader.
TV News Report #1:
TV News Report #2:
Auto theft while valet parking can happen in a number of different ways. More often they just hop in a car that has the keys in it and take off, without their face being seen. Like this man allegedly did.
There are ways to defend your car from these possibilities.
Here is what you do to sharply reduce the chance of giving your car to a fake valet.