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Test Drive: Shelby Mustang Stolen For 15 Minutes

July 14, 2017 0 Comments

For today’s story, it was just a routine test drive, until the would-be car shopper hit the gas.

As KRCR reported, 49-year old Stacy Jacobsen stole a vehicle during a test drive. The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. on July 11, when Jacobsen test drove a 2012 Ford Shelby GT 500 from Crown Motors, a Ford store out of Redding, California.


Apparently during the vehicle test drive, the salesperson riding with Jacobsen exited the vehicle, giving her an opportunity to take the car. That’s precisely what Jacobsen did, speeding away in the 550 horsepower mustang, for 15 minutes. Just 15 minutes after the car was taken, local police were able to locate the stolen mustang. The vehicle wasn’t damaged and authorities were also able to find Jacobsen and peacefully place her under arrest.

We at DrivingSales News are grateful no one was hurt during this test drive theft incident. It’s worth noting that Jacobsen drove a stolen car to the dealership before stealing the Mustang. Jacobsen is now facing “multiple charges of motor vehicle theft.” What is the training in place at your store or group in case thing don’t go as expected out on a vehicle test drive?

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