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Augusta woman says man took car to scrap yard without permission

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 10:28 PM
Last updated 10:31 PM
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A woman told deputies that she allowed a man, whose real name she did not know, to pick up her 1998 Ford Taurus from her home and take it to B&S Automotive on Broad Street for repair sometime during the last week of June.

According to a report filed with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the woman went Tuesday to check on her car, and it was no longer there. An employee of the automotive shop said the man who delivered the car took it to the scrap yard.

A phone call to the man, known as “Big Country,” revealed the mechanic of B&S took the car to the scrap yard and sold it. The incident is under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

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fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 09/20/11 - 10:46 pm
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Lesson number 1: Do not allow

Lesson number 1: Do not allow a man, whose real name you do not know, work on your car.

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 09/20/11 - 11:34 pm
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this is a joke ...right?
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this is a joke ...right?

zaccheus01
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zaccheus01 09/21/11 - 12:27 am
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ok im a little slow, soo lets

ok im a little slow, soo lets see if this sound better pinpointing the details...
1.let man WHO's REAL NAME You Dont KNOW
2. TAKE YOUR CAR DOwn Town to Shop
3. IN JUNE (SOMETIME in 2011)
4. Checked on CAR TUESDAY IN SEPTEMBER 2011
5. CAR is GONE to SCRAP yard....

There has got to be more important words lefted out of this story,
if not even the COPS are SLOWW for INvestigating this craziness.

BIG COUNTRY MADE 20.00 and split between B&S hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhhahahaah

stillamazed
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stillamazed 09/21/11 - 07:43 am
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Why did she wait until

Why did she wait until September to check on her car? You can't just drop a car off and not come back to check on it or claim it.

icemanw83
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icemanw83 09/21/11 - 07:48 am
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A lot of mechanics have a

A lot of mechanics have a policy to charge you a fee if you don't pick up your car in a timely manner. The car had been sitting since June so they probably just scrapped it to recoup their losses in parts, labor, and storage fees. I don't blame them.

billyjones1949
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billyjones1949 09/21/11 - 08:51 am
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A friend of mine lost a truck

A friend of mine lost a truck that way that was pulled in for a parking violation. The storage fees that the towing company charged were more than the truck was worth. The owner let them have it. That is probably what happened.

highhp57
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highhp57 09/21/11 - 08:59 am
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A woman who's name this

A woman who's name this article doesn't know , had her car taken by someone who's name she doesn't know. Great story.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 09/21/11 - 09:22 am
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With the salvage yards paying

With the salvage yards paying up to $14.50 a hundred weight and a 1998 Ford Taurus weighing in at 3320+ LBS that is around $482.00. Which explains why we see all these "I haul junk cars" signs. But whoever scraped it had to show valid ID, and the Vehicle Id Number were all written down as part of the transaction. Big Country, if he is the guilty party, will be looking at a stay at the BIG House shortly.

  • BTW: Give the Staff Reporter(s) a break, they must be still in training.
  • Cassandra Harris
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    Cassandra Harris 09/21/11 - 09:59 am
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    Amusing that the name of the

    Amusing that the name of the place is B&S because there is definitely some BS going on in this story.

    Taylor B
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    Taylor B 09/21/11 - 12:02 pm
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    we have had cars sit behind

    we have had cars sit behind our dealership for YEARS. Its almost impossible to get a title for them. Good stuff too, just customers leave it, repo men cant find it. We have a really nice beetle in our junk lot needing about $1000 to fix, and the customer hasnt called. That was three years ago.

    iLove
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    iLove 09/21/11 - 12:50 pm
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    @ Cassandra - My thoughs
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    @ Cassandra - My thoughs too...lol.

    madgerman
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    madgerman 09/21/11 - 12:57 pm
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    As we are a "country of laws"
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    As we are a "country of laws" or so we claim, the woman will now learn that the deck is stacked against her and the courts will side with the crook. I have found this out the hard way over the past 4 months. The mission of the courts are to collect moneys from the victim and protect the rights of the crook at all times. What a joke. I remember a time in my life (before we began to elect lawyers to be our representatives) when this guy would have been behind bars on day one.

    fftaz71
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    fftaz71 09/21/11 - 03:53 pm
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    Some of you may want to check

    Some of you may want to check the usage of whose and who's before you pick on the reporters/editors. Whose is properly used in this sentence. Who's is a contaction and the logical contraction would be who is and that is definitely not proper grammar in this context.

    Pu239
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    Pu239 09/22/11 - 10:07 pm
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    Somewhere in all of this,
    Unpublished

    Somewhere in all of this, there is a one liner about someones foot fitting a branch.

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