Heroic tale turns into trouble for Houston dealership

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Rik Melartin was known as “The Finnisher,” an Olympic athlete turned car dealer who thwarted an armed robbery and built a series of car commercials around his crime-fighting persona. But things weren’t what they seemed. Today, a Houston-area dealership has distanced itself from the personality who claimed to “do heroic things” occasionally while making “great car deals happen” every day.

In this video, reporter Nick Bunkley previews “The Finnisher” tale, to be told in tomorrow’s weekly edition of  Automotive News.

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