Car takes man for a ride

is the vehicles’ floor mats.

But Sikes said “my mat was perfect. There was nothing wrong with my mat.”

Sikes said he took his 2008 Prius into a local Toyota dealership about two weeks ago for service and gave workers there his recall notice. He said he was told his car wasn’t on the recall list.

“I’ll be back there tomorrow,” he said Monday, visibly shaken up.

CHP spokesman Brian Pennings said the ordeal lasted just over 20 minutes.

“We are extremely thankful that there was a safe end to this,” Pennings said.

A Toyota spokesman issued a statement Monday night saying the automaker had been notified of the incident.

“Toyota has dispatched a field technical specialist to San Diego to investigate the report and offer assistance,” the statement said.

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