California man catches mechanics in his car at Taco Bell drive-thru

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Friday, July 10, 2015
Man catches mechanics in his car at Taco Bell drive-thru in Moreno Valley
What if you were working at a drive-thru and two people rolled up to place an order while driving your car? That's exactly what happened to Randy Jones, an employee at a Taco Bell in Moreno Valley.

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (WPVI) -- Several hours after dropping his car off at a Nissan dealership, an employee at a Taco Bell in Moreno Valley, California found two mechanics in his vehicle in the drive-thru lane.

"I was just livid in my mind, you know, having something like that happen to you," Randy Jones said.

He had taken his Nissan 350Z to the Raceway Nissan dealership in the 6000 block of Sycamore Canyon Boulevard in Riverside earlier in the day to have some work done.

"My heart was racing because I'm like I'm not paying them nearly $300 just to drive from Riverside to Moreno Valley in my vehicle," he said.

The dealership told Eyewitness News the mechanics did violate policy. Their standard test-drive route is 4.8 miles, and the two mechanics drove Jones' car a distance of close to seven miles.

Raceway Nissan did not want to appear on camera, but the service manager told Eyewitness News he's bent over backward to make Jones happy, and that the two mechanics have since been fired. Raceway Nissan towed Jones' car to another dealership, where the work was completed for free.

"They broke a contract," Jones said. "At the end of the day, I don't feel like they did me a favor, I think they gave me what was owed to me."