A man who attempted to return his recalled Toyota pickup truck to All Star Toyota crashed into the dealership building when his faulty accelerator stuck, the Baton Rouge Police Department reported.
Mikel Valviva sought to return his truck to the dealership, saying he no longer wanted it because of the recall on the accelerator, Lee said.
Matt McKay, owner of the All Star Automotive Group, said Costanza explained to Valviva on three separate occasions on Saturday that the dealership could not refund his money for the truck.
McKay said the process during the recall requires dealerships to provide a loaner car while the recalled vehicle is repaired.
Valviva refused the offers and tried to leave the dealership, but his gas pedal stuck, Lee said. The truck accelerated forward, striking the building, Lee said.