It’s no secret that car prices have been skyrocketing recently.
The inflated prices can be blamed on everything from COVID-19 to silicon chip shortages from overseas. A vehicle that was worth $10,000 last year is now worth $20,000, and many new cars cannot be found under any circumstances.
So what do you do when you need a car and can’t afford it? You get creative.
You call upon the powers of FLORIDA MAN! According to First Coast News, police say a Lake City man tried to trade-in a car at a dealership this week.
Only problem was, it wasn’t his car. Even crazier, the car had been stolen from the very same dealership days before.
The ultimate mind F? He’s the guy police say stole it!
The story began when police say Timothy Wolfe showed up at the Lake City Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership with a car he wanted to trade in for a new one. When the dealership checked the VIN (vehicle identification number), they found that the car had been stolen…from their very own dealership!
Police say they questioned the suspect, and he admitted to stealing the car from the lot just days prior. A video surveillance system also captured the theft.
Wolfe was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, dealing in stolen property, criminal mischief and other charges.
[SOURCE: FirstCoastNews.com ]