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Dealership reports loaner car stolen, resulting in very angry customer

5:45 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) -- A Texas man says he was handcuffed and put in a police car after driving a vehicle he loaned from a car dealership.

Dashcam video was rolling as Pearland police pulled over the black Lexus Nikesh Patel was driving on the Tollway.

Police said the car's license plate indicated it had been stolen.

"The siren started going off and the policeman had his gun and holster pointed at me telling me to get out of the car," said Patel.

Patel said he immediately tried to explain the car was from Sterling McCall Lexus, which lent him the vehicle because his wife's car was in the shop for maintenance.

"That was the first thing out of my mouth was, 'It's a loaner car. It's not mine. I'm just trying to get my car back,'" said Patel.

Patel was cuffed and put in the police car. He said he was overcome with embarrassment while officers tried to verify his story.

 

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