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Test drive or grand theft auto in Cumming?

May 05, 2014

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman let a couple test drive a car she had for sale, but when they did not come back, she called the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department.

A woman in the 8000 block of Seabolt Drive told deputies April 24 she had just pulled into her driveway when the two suspects asked if the 1992 GMC Jimmy on her property was for sale.

She told them it was, and they said they wanted to test drive it.

She allowed them to do so, but only if they stayed on Seabolt Drive.

She said they drove the car down the road and turned left onto Wallace Tatum Road.

The woman said she waited about 15 minutes before calling 911.

Deputies found the suspects at the intersection of Ga. 20 and Bethelview Road.

The two said they were only test-driving the car and were interested in buying it.

They said they stopped by a fast food restaurant to get a sandwich, and they were on their way back to return the car.

Deputies did not make an arrest due to a lack of probable cause, but made sure the car was returned.

FH 05-07-14