Today’s handy criminal hint: When attempting to pull the old steal a car from a dealership and then trade it in at another dealership scam, it is helpful to keep in mind that thing I just said about *another* dealership.
According to First Coast News and some other Florida outlets, police in Jacksonville responded to Lake City Chrysler Dodge Jeep, where the scene above played out, as it does every day. But this time was different.
When the dealership’s sales staff logged the VIN on the man’s trade-in, they discovered that the car had been stolen from that very dealership just days prior.
During a chat with police, the 50-year-old man who forgot that part aledgedly admitted to the crime. He was charged with grand theft auto, dealing in stolen property, criminal mischief and petit theft.