Disgruntled Customer Wrecks Into Car Dealership

PETERS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — An Oakdale man is in custody after he caused his truck to crash into a Peters Township car dealership – allegedly because he had a dispute over the road service protection plan.

Robert Snatchko faces charges including reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and terroristic threats after police say he revved up the engine, aimed the truck at the front door then leaped from the truck as it crashed.

Snatchko was treated for his injuries at St. Clair Hospital then taken into custody.

Even though glass in the front door was shattered, no one in the dealership was hurt.

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  • poop

    Good for him. car dealers lie and cheat every chance they get but are somehow protected by the law. Always glad to see people stand up businesses that over charge and

  • bob

    I wonder if the raodside service plan covered repair of the tires damaged by the broken glass.

    Although “IDIOT”‘s spelling and grammar are, well, on par with his name, he has a bit of a point. “poop” is way off base.

    As Americans, we must all stand up for our rights, but Never, EVER by risking the lives of others, or even by damaging others’ properties. This isn’t protection of our own rights – it’s violation of the rights of others, and makes us no better. In this case, far worse. Just because he couldn’t get a jump start or a tow, doesn’t give him the right to attack anyone with his vehicle.

    He needs anger management training at a minimum and possible evaluation and treatment at a mental health facility. In addition, he should face charges of assault with a deadly weapon, and long-term (if not permanent) loss of his driving privileges.

  • Dave

    Where to start? “Your a moron”, I think you mean “you’re”. And the word is monetary. And “your rite” should be “you’re right”. And “gonna” is probably “going to”

    Seriously, if you’re going to (oops…your gonna) call someone a moron at least look smarter than a third grader. But to your credit, your username is a valid reflection…

    And to “poop”‘s comment, yes they are crooks and one of the most dishonest forms of business but we need to take the high road and combat them legally. I won’t deny that I can relate to this person’s frustration, but still…

  • MustafaJohnson

    Look, they promised the guy they would throw in a keychain and didn’t so he just took out some frontier justice on the shysters who ripped him off. I wonder if the manager came out from behind the magic curtain to try to make this right with a paying customer? There may still be a chance here to fix this mess, if the dealership gives him top dollar for the trade on a new one.

  • 2059

    One thing he should have known when he bought a Dodge is ” you don’t go far in a Mopar without a towbar”

  • Rob

    The wrong actions for sure but the way some car dealerships treat customers after the sale I think you can understand why he did what he did. Jeep/Chrysler/KIA up the street is no better…poor customer service after the sale!

  • Circles

    I bought a Vehicle off a dealership in Moon Township, and I got the run around. And Yes they are protected by law. I tried using Lemon Law but was rejected due to the car not being under manufacturer warranty. I don’t condone the actions of this man, but I sure can sympathize. i know wanted to do the same thing!!

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