Dementia Sufferer Buys Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
And obviously when we hard somebody with a mental condition bought one, we realized there was a story for us.
According to Press Democrat, car dealer North Bay Nissan sold a brand new Murano CrossCabriolet to one Ed Dowdall for the (ridiculous) sum of $62,130. But mister Dowdall actually suffers from Lewy Body Dementia and lives in a care facility.
The head of the dealership says Dowdall was a returning customer who took a full month to make the buying decision, and inclined to believe him, as making a brash decision is not exactly uncommon these days.
However, to forgo the negative press from the incident, the owner of North Bay Nissan has decided to reach an agreement where the sale is nullified.
But get this: there are claims that the buyer was on the phone with his ex wife, sounding excited about the car. Meanwhile, the separated wife and her brother in law were at the Petaluma Police Department to report that Ed attempted to kill Amy the night before.
Must be one heck of a nightmare!
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Ed Dowdall suffers from Lewy Body Dementia and currently lives in a care facility in San Francisco, California. According to his doctor, Dowdall suffers from â??markedly impaired judgment, lack of impulse control, aggressive and compulsive behavior, and an almost total lack of insight into his condition.â?
Greg Dexter on the other hand, owner of North Bay Nissan, claims that Dowdall gave every indication of having a sound mind when he purchased the vehicle back in December. Of course we wouldnâ??t expect the owner of the dealership to say otherwise, but whether itâ??s an admission of guilt or just wanting all the negative press to go away, Dexter has agreed to take back the Murano, relinquishing the $923 a month car payment. Dexter however did not make a firm statement on whether or not the down payment would be fully refunded.
Dowdallâ??s attorney, Michael Baddeley has said that both parties reached a mutual agreement on the fiasco and confirmed that the sale has been rescinded. The dealershipâ??s story however is that Dowdall was a returning customer, having purchased his Altima Hybrid there back in 2008. He originally visited the dealership in November inquiring about the Murano before purchasing it the following month.
Two phone messages were played that Dowdall had left the salesman after purchasing the car, sounding coherent and happy about the purchase. There were also notes during the sale that Dowdall was on the phone with family members during the sales process including Amy Dowdall â?? his separated wife â?? and her brother-in-law Mike Dowdall. Both Amy and Mike claim that they were at the Petaluma Police Department during the purchase to report that Ed attempted to kill Amy the night before.
â??I knew the car should have gone back that day, but Mike talked me into keeping it until (my husband) went to the home because it would have been upsetting for him,â? Amy Dowdall said.
Clearly this is a case of he-said, she-said, but weâ??re glad the matter has been resolved. We personally think Mr. Ed Dowdall really wanted the Murano CrossCabriolet and of course the dealership had no gripes selling it to him. But whether or not he was ethically taken advantage of, well thatâ??s up to you.