The other day I asked if the Prius sudden acceleration hoax in California might actually be the greatest negative campaign stunt in American history.
Well, the folks over at Jalopnik have been digging into the story and it turns out the guy who owned the car was $750k in debt and might have been behind on his car payments. Oh, and he also has a history of making insurance claims on big-ticket items that go missing.
All in all, it looks like the Prius sudden acceleration hoax is just an imaginative remake of an insurance scam and not a devilishly brilliant smear campaign against Toyota.
I knew Detroit wasn’t that clever.
[Hat tip: Kevin]