A prospective car buyer walked into a Utah dealership on Monday, plunked down his license and took the vehicle out for a test drive. Unfortunately, he never returned.
The 40-year-old man inquired about a 2017 Toyota Corolla, saying that he wanted to let his mechanics take a look before he made the $13,000 purchase. But two-plus hours later, the staff began to worry.
After a search, the undamaged car turned up the following day in a church parking lot, just a few miles away in North Salt Lake City. While new keys needed to be made up, the car can go back on the lot to be sold.
The unnamed man was arrested Wednesday and dealership owner Gustavo Valdovinos admitted that all test-drives will now include an employee along for the ride.