Jim Sikes, the man now famous for surviving the “runaway” Prius incident in California, is in deep financial kimchee. Jim and his wife declared bankruptcy in 2008, and listed a combined liability of over $700k. Toyota is, of course, listed as a creditor.
Sikes refutes the relevance of his bankruptcy and told Jalopnik’s Matt Hardigree that he wasn’t considering litigation against Toyota. He is, however, seeking a replacement vehicle for his demonically possessed Prius.
So, in other words, if Toyota gives you a free new car, you’ll shut up and go away? Why am I having a hard time believing this is anything more than an attempted theft by deception?
There’s an important lesson here, boys and girls: don’t believe everything you see on the news. You are being lied to.