We've all heard auto dealership horror stories that end with a bad deal on a used car or an elderly relative that got talked into some ridiculous extended warranty. It's sad that bad things can sometimes happen to good people, but those examples likely pale in comparison to what one Chicago-area man says he went through.

WLS radio reports that an unnamed man has filed a $600,000 lawsuit that claims he was brutally harassed by five employees of Grossinger City Autoplex in Chicago. The man, who wasn't identified as a customer or employee at the dealership, was allegedly choked with a phone cord, called a homosexual and threatened with great bodily harm. The accuser also claims he was given a wedgie several times, including one instance where he was given a "hanging wedgie," which means he was hung up off the ground by his underpants.

To make matters worse for the dealership, the man claims that the five employees were all on the clock when the incidents occurred. Of course the dealership and its employees are to be considered innocent until proven guilty, but it seems that such a brutal suit could look awful bad for Grossinger City Autoplex.


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      Oscar
      • 3 Years Ago
      The accuser was given a "hanging wedgie". So that's what "Chevy runs deep" means.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Further allegations include accusations of a wet-willie, a purple nurple, & several noogies on top of his head.
        Andre Neves
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        ...after the incident, the man proceeded to run out the front door of the showroom and yelling "I'm telling!"
        wylin923
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        and "tea bagging "
        tinted up
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        They have live chat if you want to ask em for a wedgie or a good telephone cord choking.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      What, threats and violence in Chicago? Unheard of!
      ShutoSteve
      • 3 Years Ago
      At one point when I was selling cars, I had a fellow salesman visciously strangle me, and threaten to kill me, in FRONT of my client. He then proceeded to try to punch me in the face, which I dodged. This was all because I had told the mechanics downstairs that I didn't like the guy, nor consider him trustworthy. I could have sued, but I chose not to, and accepted an apology. Thinking back, I should have sued...
        SloopJohnB
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        No...you should have shot him in his driveway some dark and stormy night.
        Critter
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        At one point when I was selling tools, I had a fellow salesman viciously attack me with a pipe wrench and attempt to trip me with a post hole digger, in FRONT of my clients! He proceeded to throw a box of wingnuts at me, which I dodged and was able to counter with a swift swing of a sylvania tube to his torso. This attracted much attention. Soon my clients had gathered around to watch this circus maximus of retail hardware, as my fellow salesman grabbed for a metal drain snake and began swinging it above his head. I reached for the nearest flat of particle board to shield myself, deflecting a blow from his whirling chrome strand of death. I hurled my primitive shield in his direction, decapitating him in FRONT of my clients! I stood victorious as the bloodied and grisseled champion of this realm.
          illnever tell
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Critter
          Not to make light of the story of the guy above but that was the best post I've read in a while.
      Andre Lavoie
      • 3 Years Ago
      The whole situation is so rediculous it must have come from The Onion.
      Super D Spamalot
      • 3 Years Ago
      So.... Why does he get to sue, again? I'm not an American so I don't get the sue-happy culture, but.... In the rest of the world this would just be an assault case with the 5 dudes going to jail (If it's true of course). What am I missing?
        sirjaysmith
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Super D Spamalot
        Because in America, everyone thinks every body owes them money. And sleeze bag lawyers have found a way to make money off that (lawsuits).
        Chris Timberlake
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Super D Spamalot
        If the employees were on the clock their conduct can fall on their employer. That's why this is a lawsuit against the dealership.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Michael
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey we have all felt that way after going into a car dealership at some point.
      Carnut0913
      • 3 Years Ago
      my question is- why did it take 2 years to file the suit? you would think thats horrific enough you would want to act on it immediately. Or did the dealership drag out a settlement offer before it went nuclear/ litigious. And $600,000? there is not a chevy salesman on this planet that has made $600,000 in the last two years. Dont get me wrong, I dont condone the behavior if it occurred, but some of this sounds hokey
        imoore
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Carnut0913
        Only in the last 2 years? What, is Bill Heard back in business or something?
          WillieD
          • 3 Years Ago
          @imoore
          Haha, Bill Heard lives in the same town I do, he lost his 20,000 square foot house after his business went down in flames.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Jeff
      • 3 Years Ago
      Idiot's like this in dealerships and the negative media spin aftermath, ("bad deal on a used car or an elderly relative that got talked into some ridiculous extended warranty" - cheers, Autoblog...), give all of us a poor reputation. It's bad enough guys like me are STILL plagued with the stereotype that was developed by dealer practices back in the 70's. Nice job, Grossinger City Autoplex, way to uphold the status quot.
      Randy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow! I used to sell cars and know that the guys I worked with were total a-holes and goofs,even they wouldn't have corded a customers neck. Wedgie maybe but it would have been like 1 of them, not all six in a conspiracy! I don't know because I was not there but this sounds unlikely to me! Never know though!!!!
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