The Edmond Sun

April 9, 2013

Edmond dealership offers $2,500 reward

Vandal keys 12 high-end vehicles

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — An Edmond dealership stung by a vandal who keyed 12 high-end vehicles including a $62,000 Maserati is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Randy Dunn is general sales manager for Norris Auto Sales, which has three metro locations. Sunday morning, a male walked to the car lot at 3801 S. Broadway and began keying the cars, Dunn said. Dunn said in surveillance video the male, who appeared to know what he was doing, does not show any apprehension.

“He was very calm and wasn’t trying to hide who he is,” Dunn said.

During the roughly 30 minutes the male was on the lot, which has nearly 300 vehicles for sale with prices beginning at $10,000, the male drug his key as he walked up and down the sides of the vehicles, Dunn said. He also damaged hoods and trunks, Dunn said.

Besides the 2006 Maserati, damaged vehicles included a 2005 Porsche 911, two Lexus vehicles, a Mercedes Benz and a Cadillac, Dunn said.

The dealership will have to pay a deductible, but for all intents and purposes the damaged vehicles are totaled, Dunn said. He said customers don’t want to buy a car that’s been repainted, and an early estimate is the dealership could face a $250,000 loss.

Dunn said the white male is about 5- to 6-feet tall and weighs 160-180 pounds. He is wearing what appears to be some type of work uniform, Dunn said. After leaving the lot the male got into a small red pickup, he said.

The surveillance video, which was provided by the dealership, begins at about 9:22 a.m. Sunday. In it, the male, who is wearing a hat, is seen circling a Porsche 911 and the Mazerati. The vehicles were parked near the main office on the lot.

Dunn said the dealership has filed a report with the Edmond Police Department. If you have any information about this case, call the department’s Crime Stoppers at 359-4466, use the city’s online crime tip form at edmondok.com or text a tip to 625-TEXT or 625-8398. The service will not generate a radio call or bring police to your location.You will never receive a return text. Information sent is disseminated to the appropriate detectives.



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