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Old 10-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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PWN3D Virginia Chevy dealer has buyer Arrested after giving too good of a deal

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/02/c...-after-having/

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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.

That $5,600 seems awfully cheap now.

The lawsuit says Sawyer originally purchased a blue Traverse on May 7, but took the SUV back the next day for a black one. The dealer's sales manager made the swap, allegedly without saying anything about a price differential between the two. Either way, Sawyer signed a final contract for around $34,000 when the vehicle he took home had an actual price of closer to $39,000. On June 15, Sawyer was taken into custody by police, but the Commonwealth dropped the charges after finding insufficient evidence to pursue the case.
if they had accidentally OVERcharged a customer (who had freely agreed to the wrong price), they would have happily refunded the difference or turned themselves in to the police. Right?

I wonder if Priority Chevrolet has any Legacy L in stock
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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2.2 mil frivolous, much?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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I hope he gets every penny of that $2.2 million.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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So this is the part where the guy sues the everloving balls off this dealership and bankrupts the owner's entire family, then kills his dog, right? Good.


also, Virginia - not even once
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #6
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I hope he gets every penny of that 2.2 million... that is ****ed up and just saying "sorry" isn't going to fix it.


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I hope he gets every penny of that $2.2 million.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #7
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2.2 mil frivolous, much?
No, not frivolous. That's a lesson for the dealership, that you can't lie to the police and have someone arrested because you're bad at your job.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #8
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They should just give him the truck and call it a day.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #9
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While I think that was dumb of the dealership and at the least the dealership should eat the cost of the vehicle, 2.2m is going overboard.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #10
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They should just give him the truck and call it a day.
Too late..

Seriously, I hope he gets every penny out of the lawsuit.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #11
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2.2 mil frivolous, much?
I don't think "frivolous" is the right word.

Punitive, yes.

He got arrested and humiliated, he's pissed. No one says he's gonna get that amount.
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2.2 mil frivolous, much?
There isn't anything frivolous about it... that's a false accusation of a felony.

Also, even if you're not convicted... you will always, always have a record of being arrested for grand theft auto.
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No, not frivolous. That's a lesson for the dealership, that you can't lie to the police and have someone arrested because you're bad at your job.
Well, yeah, the dealer sucks, etc. but 2.2 mil?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #14
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So this is the part where the guy sues the everloving balls off this dealership and bankrupts the owner's entire family, then kills his dog, right? Good.
"...and burn his house down!"

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I don't think "frivolous" is the right word.

Punitive, yes.

He got arrested and humiliated, he's pissed. No one says he's gonna get that amount.
I'm sure they'll settle out of court and he'll still come out $50k ahead, but to have someone arrested because of a paperwork mistake?

That's a whole new low, even for a car dealership.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #16
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Well, yeah, the dealer sucks, etc. but 2.2 mil?
Yes, he deserves every penny!

Look. It's a big number. We get it. It's not like this guy lost THAT much dealing with this nonsense for a day.

Knowing only a tiny bit about this case, I'd reserve full judgment until I'd heard from the buyer. I suspect he may be a tool bag.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #17
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He's going to have a hard time convincing a judge that he spent money on a new Chevy and, at the same time, got a great deal.
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Well, yeah, the dealer sucks, etc. but 2.2 mil?
It's one of the few times where an obscene amount of punitive damages are justified imo. Sorry, you, being a legitimate business, do not get to lie to the authorities and **** with someone's legal standing because you hired incompetent staff.
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Well, yeah, the dealer sucks, etc. but 2.2 mil?
Yup. I hope it cripples his business.
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It's one of the few times where an obscene amount of punitive damages are justified imo. Sorry, you, being a legitimate business, do not get to lie to the authorities and **** with someone's legal standing because you hired incompetent staff.
Word.

It's a punitive amount. Enough to make them feel it. Suing them for $10k doesn't send a message.
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Yup. I hope it cripples his business.
*shrug*

It'll probably get settled for a lot less. Doesn't cost anything to start with 2.2 million.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:10 PM   #22
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No, not frivolous. That's a lesson for the dealership, that you can't lie to the police and have someone arrested because you're bad at your job.
Yup, the caller should at least get a filing a non existant 'false'? report (my mind just went blank as to the nomenclature of the offense )

The people saying no to 2.2 mil, have u ever been put in cuffs? Have u ever been put in cuffs for a crime u didn't commit? It was surely traumatic for the guy. 2.2mil is nothing these days, billion is the new million.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:11 PM   #23
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No, not frivolous. That's a lesson for the dealership, that you can't lie to the police and have someone arrested because you're bad at your job.
Yeah, having an arrest on your record pretty much screws up any job application.
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Yes, he deserves every penny!

Look. It's a big number. We get it. It's not like this guy lost THAT much dealing with this nonsense for a day.

Knowing only a tiny bit about this case, I'd reserve full judgment until I'd heard from the buyer. I suspect he may be a tool bag.
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It's one of the few times where an obscene amount of punitive damages are justified imo. Sorry, you, being a legitimate business, do not get to lie to the authorities and **** with someone's legal standing because you hired incompetent staff.
Doesn't it feed the anti-lawyer hysteria on the right? Certainly the guy was wronged, from what we know, but the figure mentioned seems outlandish. I'm sure his lawyer is 1-800-tv-ad, though.
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I think they should dig up the deceased relatives of the owner's, and have them drawn, quartered, and their parts sent to the four corners of Virginia, as a warning.
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