David Cross says he returned to a dealership where he bought a 'lemon' van and used it to crash into six cars on the lot.
An angry consumer who deliberately crashed into six cars on an auto dealer's lot because he was allegedly sold "a lemon" has entered into a plea agreement with Rockingham County prosecutors, according to court records.
David Cross, 42, of Salisbury, Mass., is charged with six felony counts of criminal mischief, one for each of the cars he's admitted to crashing into July 18, 2011. Details of the plea agreement are not public, but Cross is scheduled to appear in the Rockingham Superior Court on June 19 for the purpose of entering one or more guilty pleas.
He is being represented by attorney Brett Newkirk and the case is being prosecuted by Assistant County Attorney Stephanie Johnson.
Cross said his wife bought a van at the Portsmouth Used Car Superstore last July, but within two hours they called the dealership after determining "it was a piece of crap." He said his mechanic found a host of problems, including a broken odometer, and an Internet search showed it had been involved in a crash.
After his insurance agent told him he couldn't insure the van with a broken odometer, Cross followed the mechanic's advice to "take it back." He said he returned to the dealer the following day, asked for a refund and was told "you're stuck with it."
Later that night after his wife fell asleep, he said, he drove back to the dealership just before midnight and started driving into cars.
"I hit the first $25,000 car I could see," Cross said in October. "I didn't hit a car under $20,000. Then I moved a van that they wouldn't come down on the price for. I moved it with the lemon they sold me. I just held it to the floor until I couldn't move it anymore. I took out seven vehicles, including my own."
In a statement to the Herald, a Portsmouth Used Car Superstore manager said Cross's wife bought an 11-year-old van, with more than 100,000 miles on it, "as is."
Who would of thought an 11 year old van with over 100,000 miles on it would be a piece of shit...