• Aug 1, 2007
Two employees at an East Point car dealership were shot dead by the owner for having the audacity to ask for a raise. Sounding like something you'd hear about a drug running syndicate as opposed to a used car lot, shop owner Rolandas Milinavicius apparently snapped and shot both employees in the head following their request for extra pay.
According to police reports, Milinavicius admitted to the killings citing stress as the main cause for his violent outburst. The Georgia dealership was used to export American cars to Milinavicius's native Lithuania and had recently run into financial trouble. The two victims were 25-year old Inga Contreras and 28-year old Martynas Simokaitis, the only employees at the car lot and fellow immigrants from Lithuania.

It's always tough asking for a raise but this incident brings about a whole new level of uneasiness. Maybe you should put off that extra pay request for another month or two - just a suggestion.

[Source: The Atlanta-Journal Constitution]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Killing two people for asking for a raise? At first I thought this was a joke. He couldn't have just told them no? This guy is obviously a psycho and he should, at the very least, be locked up for the rest of his natural life.
      • 7 Years Ago
      All the perp has to do is prove he is in the country illegally, and his problems will be over. Who knows, he may get to testify before a joint session of Congress to complain of his plight and how America done him wrong.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "It's always tough asking for a raise but this incident brings about a whole new level of uneasiness. Maybe you should put off that extra pay request for another month or two - just a suggestion."

      Maybe Autoblog should put off the lame quasi-jokes this one time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Other manager who is pro union.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does he look like Ryan Seacrest in another 20 years?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh my. Yes...oooh my....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Use this waste of a life as an example and kill HIM.

      Tax dollars shouldn't be used to keep him alive in any jail.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is F'd!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      You know, maybe that's how they do it in Lithuania... but definitely not here.

      I heard about this yesterday; such a sad story.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, you really gotta be careful with those Lithuanians.They don't fool around for sure.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Who knows, maybe it's just his way fulfilling his pledge of life time employment. "You will work have a job here for the rest of your life"
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well, they don't do that in Lithuania, I know since I do live there. I sincerely hope they'll fry him up for good. Poor retard tried to explain that he was under serious stress lately, due to huge debts, so one thing led to another and here's the outcome...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would say its time to switch to decaf.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm going to toss in my two cents because I happen to drive past this "car dealer" once or twice a day. The place sits along my commute. I know the place well.

      Actually, car dealer is not the right name for it. What this place does is buy junked and wrecked cars at auction and they either fix them up (take two junk cars and make one working one -I forget the term for that) and put them in containers for shipment out of the country.

      The lot actually LOOKs like a junkyard or very low-end car repair lot thanks to the tons of wrecked cars parked all over. And ALL over is the right term: they're parked in every nook and cranny, from back work area to the customer parking lot out front.

      There's no fence. It doesn't look like a serious business as much as it actually looks like somebody's yard with a bunch of junk cars parked outside. Code enforcement has cited them repeatedly because the place is a disaster.

      From when they first opened, they specialized in mid 90s Camrys. Tons of them. Then they went into 90s Corollas and Nissans and the like. ALWAYS import brands. There were some small trucks and things but mostly 90s Toyotas. Business seemed to be good for a while but lately, there had not been as many new junked cars. Rather quiet for the last 8 months or so. There's a traffic light there. I get stuck every day and simply sit there and see what new stuff they've got in that day. So yes, I paid a lot of attention to it. I was in the market for a 90s Camry for a while.

      Fwiw, two years ago, another one of these "fix and export" places opened up next to my job. They specialized in the same sorts of cars but shipped them out to China rather than Europe. Anyway, this one went out of business a couple months ago. For whatever reason, there was less and less money to be made in the junk car export biz, so these folks simply bailed out.

      Perhaps the murderer's business was suffering the same problems. Dunno. Purely speculative on my part.
      • 7 Years Ago

      This is only indirectly related, but I read it today - an article on the loser who killed those students at V. Tech. Someone wrote about how poor Hu, or Po, or Phuk a Duk, or whatever his name was couldn't assimilate into American society. If he had trouble assimilating, and broke a window out of frustration, I could understand the sympathy. But when someone kills innocent people out of general frustration, any sympathy is completely misplaced. People like that (or such as this car dealer) deserve NONE.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i want to stab my boss,for not raising my wage.

      JK..
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