Customer steals car from dealer on camera

 A prospective customer turns out to be a thief.

A used car dealer says he thought he was making a sale but when he turned his back, the customer drove the car right off the lot.

"I've been here for 17 years and never had this problem before," said Billy Bousi, the dealership manager. 

The sales manager at La Marina auto sales on Grand River in Detroit tells me it was about 10:45 Friday morning when a man who was supposedly interested in buying a car instead decided to steal it. 

Surveillance cameras caught his every move.

 The video shows a clear image of the man, caught on tape, is about 6 feet tall, 185 pounds with a goatee and short hair. The car he stole is missing the right rear rim.

"I had a phone call," Bousi said. "I left the lot to go inside and do some business when all of the sudden I saw the car going in front of my eyes and left the lot.

Bousi had started up the 2006 gray Chrysler 300 so the suit wearing suspect in his 40s could hear how it ran never thinking he would run off with it. 

He took off out of the driveway, turned right on Berg Road and was gone.

"We have people stop by all the time and nothing this surprised me," Bousi said.

The owner is so distraught over this that he is offering a $500 reward of his own money for information that leads to an arrest. 

Anyone with information should call Detroit police at (313) 596-5300.
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