Man steals $123,000 Bentley after pretending to be valet parking attendant, crashes itBy Mason White 2:30 PM July 26, 2013
|Sawyer’s Bentley after the crash|
By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A woman gave her car keys to a man she thought was a valet parking attendant, only to find out that he was a con man, who tried to steal her car.
Jessica Sawyer, 30, loved her black, soft top convertible Bentley. She took it to the upscale “Wash and Shine” car wash. She handed the key to a man so he can clean and shine the car.
Sawyer thought she left her Bentley, which is worth about $123,000 in the hands of a worker at the car wash in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England.
But 15 minutes later, she received a call from police with the shocking news that the man she gave her keys to was not an employee of the car wash.
The man crashed her expensive vehicle through the wall of the car wash’s reception area, causing nearly $73,000 in damage to the car.
It is believed that while attempting to get away with the car, the man mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brakes. After he crashed the Bentley the would-be thief fled the scene.
Sawyer was devastated and began to cry when she saw the car. “I was so upset. The Bentley was a 30th birthday present from my mother and I only got it in December,” Sawyer said.
Sawyer of Bramhall, said that the car wash denied responsibility, claiming that the man she gave the keys to did not work there.
Police did not help her either. They told the woman that it was a civil matter.