MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The sales manager at Mercedes of Mobile said the storms that ripped through the city on Dec. 20 did extensive damage more than 100 cars at the dealership and the building itself.
General Sales Manager Jim Sullivan said some of the cars were tossed around like toys.
"It's pretty extensive. We had a majority of our inventory which was damaged either minor or major damage. Windows blown out, the building - most of our storefront glass was blown out," Sullivan said
Surveillance video captured some of the damage.
Video from inside the dealership shows the double-pane glass windows cracking under the extreme wind and pressure.
Employees said the most shocking damage occurred inside the repair shop.
Video shows the 2,000 pound overhead door suddenly blows wide open, sending sparks flying inside the shop.
"It's a 20 foot wide door, 12 foot high, and it's held up by steel. And it just flew off of there, and it looked like paper flying through the air," said Sullivan.
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