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Dozens of vehicles damaged by acid at Happy Valley dealership

Posted: Updated: Nov 07, 2015 12:24 AM
HAPPY VALLEY, OR (KPTV) -

A local car dealership is facing thousands of dollars of damage after someone damaged several of their vehicles for sale, but the damage isn't your average dent, ding or broken window.

Someone damaged at least 60 vehicles at Oregon Auto Center in Happy Valley and there's evidence that corrosive acid was used to do the job.

Travis Stanfill is the floor manager at Oregon Auto Center. When he arrived to work Friday morning, he said he found the store's inflatable gorilla slashed and acid splashed on several vehicles.

Stanfill said the acid ate through the paint and in some cases it went through to the metal.

Stanfill said the damage is a big blow to the company and its employees and he doesn't know yet if there's more damage to be found.

"We have to go back through some of these vehicles. We're gonna have to run them back at the shops because we don't know if someone possibly cut break lines. We just don't know. I'm not saying someone did. We just don't know," said Stanfill. "We're going to fix them, OK?  We are going to help out the customers. We're going to do what we can whether it's discounts, whatever.  We are going to do what we can to make the customers happy."

Stanfill said he estimates the damage to be in the thousands of dollars.

Oregon Auto Center is working with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to figure out who did this.

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