Man Accused of Stealing Car With Salesman Inside

Salesman jumped from the vehicle to escape, prosecutors said

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 11:33 AM CDT
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Man Accused of Stealing Car With Salesman Inside

Chicago Police

Kendall Jackson

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A test drive turned into a brief hostage situation over the weekend when a Chicago man allegedly stole a vehicle with the car salesman still inside, police said.

Kendall Jackson, 18, of the 4800 block of West Superior Street is accused of taking off with a 2007 Dodge Charger from World Discount Auto, located at 1449 N. Cicero Ave. Jackson was taking a test drive of the vehicle with a 31-year-old employee when he allegedly drove outside the boundaries and wouldn't turn around.

The salesman repeatedly asked to return to the dealership before jumping from the vehicle to escape, prosecutors said.

Jackson was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful restraint and driving without a license. His bond was set at $75,000.

He reportedly told police he took the car so he could show it off to his friends.

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