This past February, police arrested 27-year-old Jordan Haskins after he took several vehicles from a General Motors vehicles for a joyride. He was also accused of partaking in what is described as “cranking,” a vehicle-related fetish. It involves removing spark plugs from a vehicle’s engine to induce rough operate to reach sexual self-gratification.
Haskins avoided prison time after a court sentenced him to probation and mental health treatment, but he now faces a lawsuit from the dealership itself, according to MLive. The dealer’s lawsuit seeks $38,000 after Haskins took six vehicles out for a joyride and damaged four of them. The vehicles included a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Police don’t believe Haskins was “cranking” at the time of the joyrides.
The break-in and damaged vehicles totaled $12,129, but the dealer seeks three times the amount by citing a law used for victims of theft, embezzlement, or conversion of property. Haskins has not responded to the lawsuit and more than 21 days have passed since it was filed. The dealer’s attorney seeks a default judgment ruling in favor of the dealership since the man has not responded.