I assure you... I don't know what happened on Saturday morning, but I will try to explain... and maybe someone out there can enlighten me - because I've only had my Prius a short while and this was the 1st time driving it through the car wash. On Saturday morning I decided to wash our 2008 Prius - what a beautiful morning - sun shining - birds signing - pollen covering the car. My wife and I pulled up to where the car would go onto the track that would push it through the car wash... I put it in PARK (did not power off) and we went into the car wash building. My wife remarked on whether or not the guys would know how to get it to move up onto the track, being a Prius... I said they must see them all the time - I'm sure it won't be a problem. Sure enough, a few mins later, here comes the prius through the car wash... and here is where it all fell apart. Being a beautiful Saturday morning, the car wash was PACKED and there were at least 20 cars behind us... Here comes the prius out of the wash and someone gets in to move it to a free spot in the lot so it can be dried and detailed... and the guy can't get it to move... I watched him struggle for a min then went over to offer assistance... When I got in, I couldn't get it to power on... I quickly noticed the key FOB was gone!! I asked where the keys were... nobody knew and a search insued. no one could find the keys nor knew what had happened. They accused me of taking the key - but I told them the prius will not move unless the key was in the ignition (of which I later found out this is not the case) the car wash line was effectively shut down for 30 mins while they went through the giant vacuum system looking for the key... Was there anyway to move the prius at this point? I mean, I couldn't even seem to put it in netrual so someone could push it out of the way? Anyway... after much ado... my wife looks through her purse only to find the key!!! We were shocked... then figured out she had never given me the keys when we left the house!!! We didn't even know the car would run if not in that little slot on the dash! How did the prius move through the car wash without the key being nearby? I mean, we were pretty far from the car inside the building as it was being washed... Does this mean if my keys are hanging on the wall in the garage and my prius is unlocked that someone can get in and press the power button and drive away?