HOUSTON—Police have recovered an $80,000 Audi that was stolen after a test drive at the Audi West Houston dealership last week.
Sales Manager Greg Chapman said a man came into the dealership last Thursday afternoon, and after looking at several cars, asked to test drive the RS5 coupe.
After taking it for a spin, the man and a sales employee sat down to talk about the car.
Chapman said when his employee walked away from his desk for a moment, the man grabbed the car keys, his driver’s license, and even the copy that was made of his driver’s license, and walked back out to the car.
“Literally in 10 to 15 seconds, he was in that fast car and drove off,” Chapman said. “There was really no way to stop him.”
The entire incident – starting from when the two men pulled into the dealership in a white Range Rover, which Chapman believed was also stolen – is caught on surveillance camera.
Chapman confirmed the stolen Audi was recovered Friday morning in Lufkin. A suspect was detained as he was gassing up the car at a Lufkin Walmart.