During a Ford Mustang test drive, you can’t really let the pony run with the salesman in the passenger seat. This is a fact that 45-year-old John Anthony Harrison knows well. During his test drive, he decided the 2017 'Stang just had to be his (presumably so he could roast the rear tires to his heart's content), despite the fact he had no intention of paying for it or a license to legally drive a car.

2017 Ford Mustang GT

According to the Charlotte Observer, the man walked into Parkway Ford in Lexington, North Carolina, and asked if he could take a Mustang for a test drive. Like any good employee of the dealership would do, the salesman obliged. What that salesman forgot to do was check to see if the guy could actually legally drive a motor vehicle. Bad move.

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Too bad it wasn't a Bullitt Mustang. It would've been movie-worthy.

Partway through the drive, Harrison pulled the car to the side of the road, threatened the salesman, and kicked him out of the car. He took off, and the long arm of the law caught up with him. Harrison was arrested and charged. On the bright side, at least he didn't try to steal a Ford C-Max, which imparts seriously diminished bragging rights.

2017 Ford Mustang GT

Let this serve as a reminder to all car salesmen. Check for ID and make a photocopy before setting off on a test drive. We're guessing the Ford salesman who let this one slip through the cracks is now updating his resume. 

We presume, like Nicolas Cage's character in Gone in 60 Seconds, Harrison might've actually been in love with the Mustang. That's the only legit explanation for doing something this asinine. There’s no footage of the actual theft and ensuing chase by the fuzz, so the below video from the film will have to do.

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