Chevy dealer sells car for wrong price, apologizes after having buyer arrested
A Virginia man spent four hours in jail after purchasing a Chevrolet Traverse from Priority Chevrolet in Chesapeake, VA. The dealer's sales staff accidentally sold the SUV to Danny Sawyer for $5,600 less than they should have, and when Sawyer refused to sign a new, more expensive contract for the correct amount, the dealership called the local police alleging the buyer had stolen the vehicle. Law enforcement then picked Sawyer up and held him for four hours before getting the situation straight.
Dennis Ellmer, president of Priority Chevrolet, says he owes Sawyer an apology on behalf of the dealership, and had intended to do right by the buyer by letting him have the vehicle at the agreed-upon price. But Sawyer's lawyer says it's a little too late for saying, 'sorry.' The briefly-incarcerated owner has filed two lawsuits against the dealer, accusing the business of malicious prosecution, slander, defamation and abuse of process. All told, the suits seek a total of $2.2 million in damages, plus attorney fees.
You have to remember; every time this guy applies for a job, he's gonna have to check off "yes" in the box asking if he's ever been arrested.
I guess it all depends on what company you are applying at.
Most states specifically bar employers and prospective employers from getting access to records of arrests that did not lead to convictions. In fact, a growing number of states forbid employers from even asking job applicants about such arrests.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Good for him 2.2 Million.
He earned it.
Greedy car dealerships have been screwing people forever. It's about time somebody put them through the wringer.
Originally posted by HandyDandy
reply to post by gladtobehere
The police are not paid to think.
They take orders and that is it.
Also, they shoot to kill if anything should not go according to their world view.
Originally posted by gladtobehere
reply to post by neo96
Shouldnt he be suing the police as well?
I realize that most police are high school flunkies or GED graduates but how difficult would it be to understand that the man bought a car and was given another one in exchange?
edit on 5-10-2012 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)