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There was apparently one thing that two would-be thieves at a Canadian car dealership last week liked more than the power and performance of the BMW they was test driving. The price. According to reports, two suspects showed up in a sliver Audi at Sport Motors in London, Ontario; the two had previously called about test-driving a BMW M4, and by all accounts it appeared to be just another curious customer looking to check out a prospective new ride.
However, for Moe Al-Kaissy, the 23 year-old salesman helping them this day, it would be a sale he would never forget.
“It was just very scary for me. Like, I genuinely thought I was going to die,” he said.
The two suspects allegedly asked Al-Kaissy if they could hear the vehicle’s engine, something that the salesman was more than happy to do; once the BMW was running, the customer opened the door and got behind the wheel, claiming that he need to make a phone call.
It was then that the crook revealed his true colors and sped off in the luxury sedan, striking Al-Kaissy and essentially knocking him off his feet and onto the vehicle’s hood, where he clung for dear life for more than a half a mile; the entire incident was caught on multiple surveillance video cameras.
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“I had no option other than to kind of get on top of the hood, because he hit me on my knee,” he said. “At one point, I had to grab onto the wiper arm, because I was sliding off, and my feet got dragged onto the street. And my shoes got lost, my socks got ripped. Like, my feet are all ripped up right now,” Al-Kaissy said to a local news outlet.
Al-Kaissy’s brother Mustafa, who owns the dealership, said that the thief “kept swerving the car, left and right, trying to get him off.”
Finally, after over a half-mile, Al-Kaissy decided to let go of the hood, landing on the roadway and sliding for several feet before coming to a stop. Shockingly, his ordeal was not yet over, as he then found himself nearly run over by the vehicle thief’s accomplice, driving the silver Audi that the duo first showed up in; thankfully, Al-Kaissy managed to avoid being hit at the last second, and ultimately only suffered minor injuries.
“We’ve been doing this for a very long time, and we’ve never encountered such a situation, where somebody comes in broad daylight, runs you over, and almost kills you and steals your car,” Mustafa said.
London police are still looking for the two suspects.