x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Thieves steal test drive car

A second-hand car dealer in Texas has been landed with the cost of replacing one of the vehicles.

SAN BENITO // A second-hand car dealer in Texas has been landed with the cost of replacing one of the vehicles after a used Ford F-250 pickup truck it was offering for sale was stolen on a test drive. An unidentified man took the 2006 Ford for an unaccompanied road test from Jerry's Auto Sales in southern Texas earlier this month and was, he claims, threatened at gunpoint by two car thieves less than 10 minutes into his test drive. The thieves subsequently made off with the pickup leaving the driver stranded in a car park close to the border with Mexico. Police are investigating the incident, while the dealership is reviewing its test drive policy.