BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — In a wild story spreading across Delray Beach and Boca Raton, the owner of Excell Automotive — a high-end luxury and exotic car dealership at 1001 Clint Moore Road in Boca — was arrested in a massive federal raid and is being held in an undisclosed federal facility.
It’s a great story. And completely untrue.
“There was not any raid. No federal agents,” said Excell Automotive owner Scott Zankl in an exclusive interview with BocaNewsNow.com late Thursday night. “This is not a criminal thing. It’s a dispute between me and my landlord. He Illegally took possession of inventory in the middle of the night.”
The rumors started on Monday when the high-end cars normally on display in the Boca Raton dealership vanished. The empty dealership shocked those who drive by, stare, and dream of owning the vehicles. Then customers in the midst of deals believed their cars — and funds — were gone.
“The landlord took millions of dollars worth of cars,” said Zankl. “This will be resolved. People do not need to be worried.”
At least one customer reaching out to BocaNewsNow.com, however, said he is worried. Very worried.