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Dealership Mistakes Loaner Car As Stolen; Family Held At Gunpoint By Deputies

In early June, the Bryntesen family says their vehicle was mistakenly labeled as "stolen" by Camp BMW, a Spokane dealership.

Earlier this year the dealership loaned them a vehicle while theirs was being fixed. Camp's attorney out of Seattle, Dylan Jackson says a "clerical error was made" in reporting the car as stolen.

In early June, Kootenai County Sheriff's deputies spotted the vehicle outside of a home in Hayden. Guns drawn, they made a "routine high risk traffic stop" because the vehicle had been reported as stolen.

The family was detained for about 30 minutes at the scene until deputies discovered the car was in fact not stolen from the dealership. In a newly filed lawsuit, the family is suing Camp BMW, Lithia Motors Inc. and BMW of North America for $2.2 million dollars in damages. The lawsuit does not call in to question the actions of the deputies the night their family was stopped. Kootenai County Sheriff's Lieutenant Stu Miller says deputies did everything by the book.

According to Jackson, the attorney for the dealership, the family was offered a settlement and restitution before the lawsuit was filed, but the family declined. Jackson says the dealership apologized to the family. The family claims false arrest, breach of contract, negligence, defamation, infliction of emotional distress and violation of the Idaho Consumer Protection Act.

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