‘Witch’ torches used automobile dealership; Impolite prospects referred to as out on TikTok; Man arrested for promoting luxurious rent automobiles to sellers – Automobile Vendor Journal

Automobile Vendor likes to remain on high of the information right here within the UK – however typically there’s the odd headline on our alerts from different components of the world which might be simply too good to disregard.

As an alternative of deleting them, although, we determined that the occasional round-up of the apparently not-too-far-fetched tales from world wide would possibly make some mild studying.

Right here’s what’s caught our eye this time round.


A lady has been arrested after police say they caught her utilizing a e-book of spells and a gun to set hearth to a automobile dealership within the States. Kristy Malzi is going through prices of reckless burning and terror threats after a rampage at a used automobile website the place her ex-boyfriend labored. The girl had escaped from hospital and used pages from the witchcraft spell e-book to set one automobile alight.

A customer-facing dealership employee within the States obtained so fed up coping with offended prospects that she took to TikTok to moan about them. Emely Cristina’s video has been seen almost one million occasions and particulars an offended name she had with a buyer who needed a state inspection on their automobile. Cristina explains she simply places offended prospects on maintain ‘the minute she hears angle’.

A person has been arrested by police in Thailand after he was caught attempting to promote luxurious rent automobiles to dealerships utilizing falsified paperwork. The suspect tricked a number of automobile rent corporations into renting him luxurious automobiles value £1.7m after which, with an confederate, he was alleged to have falsified paperwork and offered them on. 9 of the 12 automobiles have been recovered and the used automobile sellers are being investigated to make sure they didn’t know the paperwork have been false.

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Automobile sellers in South Africa should present the identification and supply of revenue of their automobile patrons if proposals to quash money-laundering are handed. Authorities need sellers to assist stem the circulation of illicit money as they consider weak regulation of the used automobile market has made the enterprise enticing to drug sellers and fraudsters. Treasury workers are reviewing legal guidelines to make it necessary for sellers to show the place the money to purchase automobiles is from. 


A Jeep proprietor was so peeved off with the automobile he purchased 36 years in the past that he set mild to the dealership that offered it to him. O’Daniel Automart in Indiana offered Dewey Fredrick a Jeep in 1986 that he says had a defective engine which, he claims, the supplier didn’t put proper. The feud led to the customer turning up late one night, opening the gas cap of the automobile and sticking a flare in it. Fredrick was caught by cops and has been charged with arson.

It’s not simply within the UK the place used automobile costs have rocketed – it’s the identical Down Beneath. In Oz, automobile sellers have come below hearth for charging greater than $10,000 for almost new autos in inventory as patrons wish to get their fingers on new fashions which might be in scant provide. Reviews say sellers are ‘taking benefit’ of the state of affairs with ‘extravagant costs’ charged for fashions in inventory. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief govt Tony Weber stated the ballooning prices of demonstrator fashions in showrooms was ‘appalling’ and labelled these accountable ‘despicable’.

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