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When life gives you lemons...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TheMaster, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    CONWAY, Mass (Reuters) - A man angry that a car dealership refused to take back a "lemon" van he had purchased, intentionally crashed it into seven parked vehicles, police said on Thursday.

    The dispute began when David Cross, 42, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, and his wife on Monday bought a van at the Portsmouth Used Car Superstore, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, said Portsmouth Police Lieutenant Russell Russo.

    Cross told police that his mechanic quickly found a variety of problems with the van and advised him to return it to the dealer. But the business declined to take back what Cross said was a "lemon", Russo told Reuters.

    After the dealership closed on Tuesday, Cross returned at midnight and used his van to smash into seven vehicles on the dealer's lot, including a Mercedes C300 and a Ford Mustang, causing damage initially estimated at $20,000, police said.

    "He damaged each one, and then he left his van that he bought behind," Russo said.

    He then crossed the street to where a police cruiser happened to be parked and reported the incident, leading an officer back to the wrecks.

    After his arrest, Cross was charged with seven counts of criminal mischief, a felony due to the damage amount, Russo said.

    Cross was released on personal recognizance and was scheduled to be arraigned September 19 in Portsmouth District Court, police said.

    The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation on Thursday suggested that individuals who believe they have bought a lemon call its hotline for help.
     
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