A Green Brook resident who owns a 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo has filed suit against Circuit City and an employee for causing $50,000 in damage to the car, which had been brought to the store for a stereo installation.
In the suit filed in the Civil Division of state Superior Court, Luke Liang said he brought the vehicle valued at $185,000 to Circuit City on Route 28 in Bridgewater on Oct. 18, 2008 for an audio installation.
After he handed over the car for the work, Brian Murphy, a store employee, drove the car without permission in the parking lot and struck a curb, the suit states.
The "joyride,'' as the suit characterizes the action, resulted in $50,000 in damage, including the "destruction'' of a wheel and tire, scratches and a broken suspension system.
The suit notes that Circuit City's rules prohibit employees for taking vehicles for test rides after audio installations.
Liang claims in the suit that the incident lowered the car's value by $50,000.
The Circuit City store closed earlier this month after its parent company filed for bankruptcy.
Good luck getting money from a bankrupt store and an out-of-work install tech.