How a car salesman was kidnapped during a test-drive and escaped (photos)

A California car salesman was in for the ride of his life after a customer test-driving the vehicle tried to steal it with him in it. The salesman, from a dealership in Concord, California, was on a test drive with a customer on Monday July 27, according to the Concord Police Department when the incident happened.

The dealership, Lehmer’s Concord Buick GMC, made a copy of the suspect’s driver’s license before the salesman left with him for the test drive..

During the test drive, investigators say, the customer told the salesman that he was stealing the GMC Savana Conversion van.
When the car reached the city of Pittsburg, about 10 miles away from Concord, “the victim was able to escape from the suspect by getting out of the car while it was stopped” and called the police, according to the Concord Police Department.
The salesman is shaken up but okay.
The suspect fled the area and was later apprehended by Antioch Police Department, Concord Police said. There was a police chase that ended in a crash.

“The suspect was arrested and later transported to County jail for kidnapping, resisting arrest and for stealing a car,” Concord Police said Monday. “The suspect’s identity has not been confirmed at this time and we are unable to release any identifying information. This is still an on-going investigation and no additional information will be released to the public at this time.”

Source: KGO 

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