Pickup stolen from dealership


3/29/2010

A man who asked to test drive a 2006 Dodge Ram Friday at Bennett Autoplex never returned with the pickup truck.
Salina Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield said a man was dropped off at the dealership at 651 S. Ohio and test drove a different vehicle before he drove the truck.
Employees agreed to allow the man to drive the truck to a bank to apply for financing. He left at 4:30 p.m. and was not seen again, Mansfield said.
The truck is valued at $22,000.





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Obama Bails Out Billionaires says….
Wow! You mean people can get a free truck just by showing a fake ID? Let me get in on this “Cars for Fakers” stimulus program!
3/30/2010


says….
I talked to the salesman who this happened to and he got an official looking license that had the name of Jeffery Gordan on it. Now I dont know if the individual was a diehard race fan of the actual Jeff Gordon but if he was you would have thought he could have spelled his first and last name correctly!
3/30/2010
Steve says….
If I can’t keep the vehicle overnight and drive it to work, I don’t buy it! I also insist on speaking to the previous owner. Of course, I have been going to the SAME dealer for 10, maybe even 15 years. I can walk in the door and everyone knows me by name.
3/30/2010
says….
I want a free car!
3/30/2010
says….
Bennett Autoplex is still in business and doing quite well with GMC Trucks and other used vehicles. They did take a copy of the suspects DL but it was a fake.
3/30/2010
says….
WOW!!! I had to give my DL AND someone rode along and I was buying the car….Cash…. the same day….sometimes i just dont know how people function while making such stupid choices!
3/30/2010
Salesman should ride along says….
I was shocked when I took a CRV for a test drive in Manhattan that the salesman didn’t ride along. Of course our car and my dad stayed at the dealership. So we did have a reason to return.
3/30/2010
Jim says….
What color is it, one showed up at Newton
3/30/2010
CSC says….
Is Bennetts still in business? I thought they lost all of their franchises.
3/29/2010
p-burg says….
My wife and I test drove a car from Long McArthur in salina, A salesman rode in the back, motorcycle cop in front and we were in the parking lot!!!
3/29/2010
You Can’t Fix Stupid says….
This is bizarre. We have never taken any vehicle for a test drive without someone from the dealership going “along for the ride”. I can’t believe that in this day and age any auto dealership would allow someone to come in and just drive off with a vehicle. Going to the bank to apply for financing? At 4:30 in the afternoon??? And what color is the sky in the world these auto salespeople occupy?
3/29/2010
says….
So did they not get his info before they let him test drive? I thought most dealerships make a copy of your DL before you take off for a test drive. It is pretty crazy how there has been a lot of this happening in the last week or two.
3/29/2010
says….
Are the employees still employed???
3/29/2010
PALADIN says….
DUH!!!!
3/29/2010
Fishy says….
(Scam?) 3 local dealerships and 3 ‘stolen’ vehicles in the same town.
3/29/2010


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