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Woman takes car on several hour test drive; warned by police


This news story was published on December 20, 2012.
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DaLayne Reporting Vehicle that was not returned

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer –

A Mason City Police officer took a report from DaLayne Germundson, owner of Mason City Auto Sales, Thursday afternoon when a car that was being test drove wasn’t returned.

Jessica Lynn Lipp, 30, of Mason City asked to test drive a black 1999 Mercury Courgar around 1:30 pm and never brought it back.

Lipp asked if she could take the car to Rockford, at the time she signed to test drive it. Germundson said, “I told her not to, that the weather was too bad.  To please, just stay in town. The phone number she gave me is a fake too.”

“She called about a half hour hour ago saying that she was at a gas station and that she’d bring it right in. I haven’t seen her yet,” Germundson said at around 4:35 pm.

About an hour later, the car was found in downtown Mason City near Dollar General.

Mason City police officers got the keys, but DaLayne has to have it towed back to his lot. He said it was full of snow and was driven quite a bit.

DaLayne said, “It was supposed to be a twenty minute test drive. I got the keys back but she did something to it.”

Mason City police told the girl that if she came back to Mason City Auto, she would get cited for criminal trespassing.

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15 Responses to Woman takes car on several hour test drive; warned by police

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    John Reply Report comment

    December 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Dalayne (peter griffen) does love the police attention. He has a police scanner and shows up on scene. I drove one of his cars few months ago and it broke down so I had to walk back.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      keep it up johnsons and you will start a war you will LOSE

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        steve johnson Reply Report comment

        December 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        Hey delayne if you are starting stuff come on down I did not put that comment, So Come on down, If you have a problem?? I’m not scared of you Mr delayne
        you have my phone number

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        Cooter Germundson Reply Report comment

        December 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

        Getting threatening now arent ya? You still have that felony for writing illegal prescriptions for Oxy? You’re such an outstanding citizen. How many jobs have you had in the past 10 years? Fired from all of them havent ya? And dont you owe a bunch of money to Scott Anderson and others? Cant pay your bills can you? Ill see you in court! Get a life Cooter!

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    truth be known Reply Report comment

    December 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

    if anyone tests drive a car the owner or salesman should ride along

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      Roadhouse Reply Report comment

      December 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      You are totally right the person should ride with them, But delayne is TOO LAZY!!!

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      Katie Reply Report comment

      December 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      I’ve never had a salesman ride along with me on a test drive.

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        Just My Opinion Reply Report comment

        December 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

        I have. That’s when they make their biggest sales pitch!

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    Nick Smith Reply Report comment

    December 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Delayne always like’s attention from the police, Have you ever seen, He is always at Police senes , This Guy is the biggest Moron I have ever met!!!
    He might have a thing for Policemen ??!! JUST SAYING

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    Jessica Lipp Reply Report comment

    December 21, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    FROMM NIT STAFF: Please keep the comments clean.

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      Katie Reply Report comment

      December 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      So why did you give a fake phone number? And why were there so many miles put on the car when you were only supposed to have it for 20 minutes inside of Mason City at a top speed of 45 mph in nasty weather? And why was it full of snow? And what were you doing at Dollar General with a car you were taking on a test drive? If it broke down, it should have been on a street somewhere. I bet you’re just full of excuses. Can’t wait to hear them.

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      WOW Reply Report comment

      December 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Wow This Is too funny, Maybe the car Did Break Down, LMFAO

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    Haha Reply Report comment

    December 21, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Does she even have a valid license? I knew a while back her license was revoked. Just curious if Mr. Germundson looked at this?

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    50 miles south Reply Report comment

    December 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I had someone test drive a car once, they only wanted to go to another town so they could pick up a friend. These people had a reputation and I should have known better. Ive also heard stories of people test driving a car so they could exchange parts that were bad on their own same make car.