Vehicle Test Drive Turned Into Theft, LaFontaine Dealership Tells Dearborn Police
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A test drive by a potential customer turned into grand theft auto this week, according to Dearborn police reports.
An employee of LaFontaine Volkswagen called police at 6:34 p.m. on Monday, March 4, to report a 2002 Honda Odyssey that the dealership had for sale as stolen.
According to the report, a man took the car for a test drive at 12 p.m. that day and never returned. Because he had given his information to the dealership prior to the drive, officers were able to track him—and the vehicle—down at his home in Detroit.
Officers spoke with the man and his wife at around 9:33 p.m. His wife explained to officers that he has mental and health issues due to a gunshot wound to his head that he had previously sustained. She said she also believed that he had was beginning to suffer from dementia.
Dearborn police did not arrest the man, but did recover the dealership's vehicle.
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