Vandals target dealership by pushing new vehicles into ditch

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MARTIN CITY, Mo. -- They say cars lose a lot of their value as soon as they roll off the lot, but it's even worse when they roll right into a ditch.

“I don’t know anyone in their right mind who would take their car and use it as a battering ram to push off other cars,” said Jimmy Loveland.

General sales manager, Jimmy Loveland, arrived this morning and noticed six of the cars usually showcased on top of the hill missing. Police suspect vandals may have used another car to push six new vehicles down the hill and into a ditch.

“They just basically went to each one, four on one side and two on another. They rammed each one until they were down the hill,” he said.

They estimate upwards of $100,000 worth of damages. Loveland said this is the second case of vandalism over the two years he’s been with the dealership.

“The first one we had some jeep tires taken off that were on the hill,” he said.

Loveland said they’re making the best of the situation. They’ve updated Facebook with a message to their customers.

"Oh my goodness! It's an avalanche of CX-5s! Someone has gotta catch these Mazdas! The deals are so good the cars are driving themselves off the lot."