Former BMW dealership Employees Charged with Misdemeanor after 1M Joyride

Back in September, two BMW employees from Pacific BMW in Glendale decided to “test drive” the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The ride was not your typical drive around the block, but rather a high-speed joyride through the residential streets of Glendale.

Proud of their “accomplishment”, one of the two employees in question posted a Youtube video of the joyride. Pacific BMW management stepped forward and fired the two offenders.

But this is just the beginning of the entire saga. According to NBC, Vacheh Margoussian, 21, and Artin Yazidjian, 22, both of which were employed as a valet and a tire technician respectively at the Pacific BMW dealership in Los Angeles, are also facing misdemeanor charges filed by the LA County district attorney’s office.

Margoussian was sitting behind the wheel 1Mand Yazidjian videotaped the ride from the passenger’s seat.

At the time, the rightful BMW 1M owner was requesting a $ 10,000 refund for the incident, the same amount paid over the base price of the 1M.  For NBC LA, a BMW dealership representative said the car’s computer has not shown any damages.

The power of BMW community led to the initial police report, aided by the not-so-smart video posting on Youtube.


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