Great Barrington car salesman accused of groping female customer during test drive
PITTSFIELD — A car salesman has been charged with groping a city woman during a test drive in May.
Kaleb E. Lamos, 25, of Great Barrington, allegedly inappropriately touched the woman and made suggestive remarks.
The woman was shopping for a vehicle at Haddad Nissan in Pittsfield and Lamos was the sales person assigned to her, according to court documents.
She had taken one test drive with both her father and Lamos before her father left the lot.
At some point after that, she received a text from Lamos' personal cellphone asking, "Where can I get a massage in this town? I want a cheap good one."
The woman told police she felt the message was, "very weird," but she provided the name of a Pittsfield day spa.
After her father left, Lamos offered the woman a second test drive, but this time he took the driver's seat.
During the drive, Lamos allegedly reached over and groped the woman while she was sitting in the passenger seat.
She told police she felt "shocked and disgusted," and pushed his hand away and told him his actions were inappropriate.
Lamos allegedly told the woman in response, "We can go somewhere else."
She told police she had Lamos return her to the dealership and said she contacted management to tell them what had happened.
She said after the initial shock wore off, she reported the matter to police.
Attempts to determine Lamos' employment status with the dealership were unsuccessful Monday afternoon.
Lamos was summonsed into Central Berkshire District Court on Monday, where he entered a plea of not guilty to one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.
Judge Michael Ripps released Lamos on his own recognizance with the conditions he remain away from the victim and her home.
He is due back in court on Aug. 8 for a pretrial hearing.
Reach staff writer Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249 or @BobDunn413 on Twitter.
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