Suspect drives car off Detroit dealer's lot after switching key - Fox 2 News Headlines

Suspect drives car off Detroit dealer's lot after switching key fob

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

King Auto Sales on Eight Mile Road is offering a $1,000 reward after one of its cars was stolen.

Employees say a suspect came to the lot and asked to test drive a gray 2012 Dodge Charger. He was given the key fob as the vehicle has a keyless, push-to-start ignition. As the suspect was returning the key fob, he pulled a "David Copperfield."

That's what one employee is calling it. They say the suspect swapped the key fob to the Charger with a fake one he already had on him. After the exchange the salesperson had no idea what had happened and the suspect walked off, now with the key fob to the Charger on him.

Employees say a second suspect returned later that day and drove the Charger off the lot, something you can see in the dealer's surveillance video. Employees have made a report with the Detroit Police Department and hope the reward they're offering will get the car returned to their lot soon.

A vehicle that runs on a push-to-start ignition can only do so if the key fob is in the near proximity, or the inside, of the vehicle.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Detroit Tigers Minor League Pitcher charged with sexual assault

    Detroit Tigers Minor League Pitcher charged with sexual assault

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:14:35 GMT
    Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that former Detroit Tigers pitcher, Evan Reed, is charged with two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct.
    Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that former Detroit Tigers pitcher, Evan Reed, is charged with two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct.
  • FBI execute search warrant in connection to murder of Armada Teen, April Millsap

    FBI execute search warrant in connection to murder of Armada Teen, April Millsap

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:08:43 GMT
    The FBI is searching a house is near Wales Center and Marquette roads in Wales Township in St. Clair County in connection to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap of Armada.
    The FBI is searching a house is near Wales Center and Marquette roads in Wales Township in St. Clair County in connection to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap of Armada.
  • Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:43:20 GMT
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices