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Vehicles broken into, pushed down hill at Premier Mazda

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One view of some Mazda cars outside a Kansas City dealership this morning. (Jeff Roberts/KCTV5) One view of some Mazda cars outside a Kansas City dealership this morning. (Jeff Roberts/KCTV5)
A side view of one of the cars. (Jeff Roberts/KCTV5) A side view of one of the cars. (Jeff Roberts/KCTV5)
Two cars on a seemingly more shallow portion of the hill. (Jeff Roberts/KCTV5) Two cars on a seemingly more shallow portion of the hill. (Jeff Roberts/KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

There was a rather unusual sight outside of Premier Mazda of Kansas City on Friday morning. 

The dealership at MO-150 and Wyandotte Street had six Mazda CX-5's in the gully near the road. 

The dealership knows the hill is a great place to showcase their vehicles to people driving by, but they had no idea it would also make those vehicles targets. 

Very early in the morning on Friday, someone put a new spin on "ditching a vehicle."

"Appears that, just from looking at the damage on the vehicles, someone had taken their vehicle, and rammed it into the back of each car, and pushed them down the hill,” said Jimmy Loveland, the dealership’s general manager.

Loveland says the person who did this definitely had time on their hands, since they had to back up to ram each one. Initial reports had said the vehicles had been broken into a put in neutral, as well.

The total cost of damages to the cars was more than $100,000.

Loveland says this isn't their first time dealing with troublemakers...

"We had some Jeeps up there, at one time, with some really nice wheels,” Loveland said. “One morning we came up, and they were at about the same spot, and they were on cinder blocks."

Now, instead of getting angry, the dealership is trying to get the last laugh.

"We've got an Avalanche Sale going,” said Loveland. “So we've kind of spun it as cars are flying off the lot so fast, you better hurry up and get them before they get off the hill."

A piece of the headlight from the ramming vehicle with a part number on it was a clue left behind. Police now believe it's a white 1990 Jeep Wrangler or Cherokee. 

In the meantime, the dealership plans on extending its video surveillance a lot further out.

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