SUV Test Drive in Texas Turns Into Drug Deal

January 18, 2013

A man who took a $40,000 SUV on an unauthorized test drive in Central Texas has been accused of selling the vehicle for two rocks of crack cocaine.

Travis County Jail records show 50-year-old Carlos Sergio Valdes was being held on Jan. 14 on a theft charge. Online jail records did not list an attorney for Valdes, who was arrested Jan. 12 by Austin police.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Valdes sought to test drive a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe when he drove away without permission. An affidavit says Valdes nearly two hours later called police to claim the SUV had been stolen.

Police later pulled over a woman driving the SUV and she said Valdes sold her the vehicle for two rocks of crack.

Details weren’t immediately available on any additional charges.

Latest Comments

  • January 21, 2013 at 11:33 am
    Fair Playing Field says:
    Kind of adds new meaning to the Chevy Truck "Like a Rock" commercials...
  • January 19, 2013 at 9:28 am
    Former Status Quo says:
    Agent, read the article. The guy drove the vehicle without permission - he basically stole it.
  • January 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm
    ExciteBiker says:
    Agent, you would be surprised what some car dealerships will do. If you have an empty weekend and can stand to deal with a day of sales pitches, go visit a variety of dealersh... read more
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