A Massachusetts driver furious he wasn’t allowed to return a van he bought at a New Hampshire car dealership exacted revenge Tuesday by gunning his ride into six other vehicles at the lot. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.
“I hit the first $25,000 car I could see,” David Cross told the Sea Coast Herald. “I didn’t hit a car under $20,000. Then I moved a van that they wouldn’t come down on the price for. I moved it with the lemon they sold me. I just held it to the floor until I couldn’t move it anymore.”
Cross, 41, says the Portsmouth dealership lied to him about the van’s condition, concealing a history of problems with the car that went undiscovered until his mechanic checked it.
“It was a piece of crap,” Cross told the paper.
But when he tried to return it, he says he was told “you’re stuck with it.”
A sour Cross then attempted to exchange his “lemon” for another vehicle, but the car salesman denied him.
On Tuesday night, Cross waited for his wife to fall asleep before hightailing it back to the dealership and wrecking as many cars as he could.
“I took out seven vehicles, including my own,” Cross told the Herald.
He then turned himself in to a police car he spotted nearby. He was arrested, but released later that night on personal recognizance bail.
“I woke up this morning and wondered if it was a dream,” he said. “But then I looked over and there’s my bail papers.”
Cross stands by his rampage, which the dealership estimated cost roughly $20,000, and says he’s ready to face the music when arraigned on September 19.
“I’m stuck with it now,” he said. “But I got my point across.