Man says dashcam video shows mechanics taking his car for joyride

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A Union City man says he took his beloved Mustang into a Ford dealer for service, and was shocked to find that mechanics apparently took it on a joyride through the neighborhood.

Dashcam video appears to show workers racing on the streets of Jersey City-- hitting speeds up to 75 mph – laughing and cheering along the way.

Suhail Sood, the 30-year-old who says he saved up for years to buy his Mustang GT, says he is enraged.

"I was very furious. I’m not gonna lie, because it’s a dream car. Suddenly you own it and some else decides to trash it,” he says.

Sood says when his car was at the dealership, he was monitoring it with WiFi.

The video seems to show workers cruising around for at least 15 minutes before returning to the dealership and then going back out again.

The dealership told Sood he'd get his money back for the job, which cost almost $400. Sood says he couldn't trust them anymore, and wanted another mechanic to check out the car.  He sent them a letter with a list of demands and said he'd post the video if he had to.

"Then we were both unhappy and he raised his voice and said, ‘Prove It.’ I said ‘Fine, I’ll prove it,’ and we hung up,” he says.

The dealership says they fired the three employees involved and that they have always been ready to give the refund. They say Sood's additional demands went too far. But the dealership told News 12 that they would still be willing to work with Sood to find a compromise.

Sood say he would be willing, but a refund's not enough.

The dealership says if there are more problems, they'll take care of it.

As of this weekend, the sides are still at a stalemate.
           

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