Chaos at local car dealership caught on camera
Hollywood, Fla. (WSVN) -- An all-out melee broke out at a South Florida car dealership, leaving one female employee with a bloody face.
Surveillance and cell-phone video cameras caught the ordeal that occurred last Wednesday, in its entirety. The screaming and arguing began in an office but would then lead outside and escalate from bad to worse.
A 20-year-old man agreed to buy a car and put down a deposit, but a week later he and his family returned, demanding their money back. "He was looking for something cheap, that he wanted, that he could afford," Peggy, an employee at the dealership, said.
The man put down a $300 deposit and signed all the paperwork. "All sales are final, that he agrees, the purchaser agrees, that this order includes all the terms and conditions and he understood," Peggy said as she explained the contract. "He called me back, said he didn't want the car anymore. I told him, 'Well, I need something in writing stating that you want to cancel the deal.'"
The man returned Monday with an older man, a woman and two small kids. As the confrontation grew heated, Peggy's father began to record it on his camera.
Video shows the oldest man arguing with employees and swiping Peggy's father's camera and cursing at everyone. As the man begins to raise his voice, he is seen lifting a chair in an attempt to throw it towards the employees.
The children could be heard screaming from a separate room as the arguing continued. Peggy then called 911.
As the children began to walk out, the oldest man is seen hitting and knocking down a computer before leaving and pushing everyone standing there.
The arguments continued outside. "I was standing here, and I took out my phone, and I was trying to work my phone to record it, and as soon as I took it out, the lady came at me," Peggy said.
The oldest man was in fact the woman's brother and could be seen in a corner outside as he swings and punches an employee square in the face.
Peggy would then continue to follow them in an attempt to capture the suspects' license plate and wait for police. That is when Peggy was attacked. "The lady pushed him out of the way, took her keys and went 'Whap!' right on my head," Peggy said.
Police could be seen arriving on the scene just as the suspects left. Paramedics attended to Peggy's head.
Peggy, along with her family, is now afraid to return to work in fear of what will happen next, afraid to do business at their dealership ever again.
According to Peggy, her father has high blood pressure and has had two heart attacks and worries about what could happen in the future.
Hollywood Police are aware of the situation and are investigating. However, no arrests have been made.
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