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One man caused more than half a million dollars in damage to 12 luxury vehicles last Sunday when he entered a dealership lot and keyed the cars.

Dealership owner T.J. Norris spoke to KFOR in Oklahoma City. He said he couldn't believe his eyes.

"While everyone was at church, he came up here and walked the lot and keyed 12 of our vehicles," Norris said.

In the footage, a man can be seen with something in his hand circling round the cars to deeply scratch every side.

The cars damaged were higher-end rides; a Maserati, Porsche and Escalade had their paint scratched on all sides and will need to be completely repainted. Due to the high-end nature of the models damaged, Norris said the repair cost is going to be very high.

"What's disgusting about some of these high lines is, of course, the cost to fix them," he said. "Some of these will cost us over $10,000 to repaint the car much less looking at the diminished value and now we have a bad Carfax."

None of Norris's employees recognized the man as a disgruntled customer. They're hoping releasing the security video will help police track the man down.

Norris said he believes this was all about a twisted thrill and not just a one-time deal.

"I don't think this was a first or last time," he said.



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      robcabob1
      • 1 Year Ago
      it's ridiculous that he did so little, and yet scratching paint was over $500,000 in damages. Just goes to show how disgusting costs are in America.
        defensearms
        • 1 Year Ago
        @robcabob1
        is not only the repair costs in play but the devaluation in the re-sale prices after a complete paint job....those are not VW Beattle's
      jprov731
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sick
      brushplp
      • 1 Year Ago
      No way well it affect the value of the car .They can get them painted and not even put it on a carfax form.They,ll just do a blend in spray apttern and call it good
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brushplp
        yes it will affect the value.... first off ... If a customer is interested in one of them. BY LAW the dealership has to disclose what happened to the car and what damage was done to it. to that customer, and also BY LAW the dealership has to be report the damage in the national database ( the one that carfax gets it's vehicle info from ) also it depends on how deep the scratches are , if they are really deep the areas will have to be sanded down until the gouges are no longer visible , and once that is done you will be able to see a difference in the doors, fender and hood, you have to remember these are high end luxury vehicles and any perspective buyer with a good eye may notice it right off, also I believe that this dealership would not want to tarnish or ruin their reputation on trying to fool someone or fail to disclose what happened, especially since they deal in Maseratis, Porsches and Escalades, .. It just would not be worth the loss in reputation, future bushiness and even a lawsuit to hide it.
      A SMARTBARE
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would not worry about carfax, a good body shop could repaint the scratched panals with out repainting the whole car. Not to mention the insurance, those cheap sob's proboble won't pay to paint the whole car either!
      Haliun
      • 1 Year Ago
      Doesn't look like it's a juvenile. I hope they will catch him and have him pay for the damage.
      Brian Workman
      • 1 Year Ago
      Give the bad guy a polish buffer, and some buffing compound, and put him to work to make the repairs and then put him on the chain gang for a year, and have to make total $$$$$$ restitution!!
      ElectricXebra5
      • 1 Year Ago
      BS!!! $500,000 dollars to repaint 12 cars??? That is over $40,000 a car!
        STAN
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ElectricXebra5
        The interesting part of it is that the cost ot just repaint the darn things is as much or more than most "regular autos" and most of them can usually be tottally repainted for about $5000 or so. The really sad fact is that no real damage (safety,function,mechanical) was done.The other thing is the bill will be heavely exagerated so the the dealer and paint shop make large profits of them.One of the biggest rackets in the world is auto sales and that came straight from the horses mouths.
      Ronnette Christe
      • 1 Year Ago
      First the dealer has to pay to have the car towed to the shop to repaint it, and it's hard to guess how many coats of paint & clear coats are involved per car. Then he pays more monthly for his insurance due to the large claim. Then the owner tows it back, and has to tell buyers it was once damanged. They inturn expect to pay less for that car. In the meantime, while all those cars are off his lot being repaired, he isn't able to sell them and has less of a choice for buyers to choose from. That may send potential buyers elsewhere. That's a lot to consider to come up with the actual amount of money lost.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ronnette Christe
        Lost $$$ money maybe . But will soon recover all expenses and still make a nice profit. With a good tax write off/deduction for next year.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do not turn this man!! F the dealers, and F those gas-guzzling over-priced crap vehicles!!
      d1970westernstar
      • 1 Year Ago
      12 cars half a million sounds like someone or car dealer payed him to do it ...for insurance cause they don't sell many new cars these days I know I don't buy nune no more you drive off lot with a 50,000 dollar truck or car bring it back for trade the next year it aint worth but 15 to 20,000 with only 10,000 miles on it
      Velocity105
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is he talking about when he says it will cost $10K to repaint a car? Doesn't this guy have insurance to cover this kind of damage?
        Trisha
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Velocity105
        Hate to see what his insurance rates go up to. Insurance is a joke. You pay for it through the nose and then the as....
      afsjbiggie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yup....another unhappy customer!!! You should have listened to his issues. Or get somebody to monitor those cameras. Norris said "he believes this was all about a twisted thrill and not just a one-time deal".....this was not a kid....it was an unhappy client!!!!
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