Rents vehicles at Redding airport
June 2, 2008
JM: How does renting work?
RC: May walk up, or call in, or go on website
JM: What is required? Identification.
RC: 21 and over, major credit card, drivers license, under 25..
JM: Did you have occasion to rent a car. Exh. 235
RC: He says document is accurate, it is original.
Exh. 235 admitted.
JM: Three sheets.
RC: Name is Jodi Arias. RC identifies Jodi.
JM: What was Jodi’s demeanour
RC: Very pleasant, she called in more than once
JM: What sort of car did she ask for
RC: Somehting dependable.
JM: Was she alone
RC: Was with a gentleman
JM: She was going to take a small trip. Did not want a car loud in color.
RC: Jodi wanted a lighter car
RC: Asked Jodi who she was. She was pleasant to speak to, friendly.
JM: Do you remember her hair color back then?
RC: It was blonde.
[21:50] Rental document on screen
Car was due back June 6.
Explains he asks where poeple are going in case oil change may be due
Conversation took about 15 minutes
Rented a white Ford Focus.
He was there when the car was returned, he checked it in.
JM: Anything unusual
RC: Car had more miles than he was expecting.
RC: Miles driven 2,834
RC: Talked to her about it. Did she take a longer trip. Jodi did not respond.
RC: Detailers clean the vehicle. He looked at it first, looking for chips/scratches.
RC: Noticed stains on the back seat. Appeared to be cool-aid.
RC: Cleaned it.
RC: Front seat : same cool-aid stain. Passenger and back in the middle.
RC: Floor-mats were all missing
KN: Owner, manager
RC: He is Budget contractor. He doesn’t work for them.
KN: Asks about websites.
KN: Do you known the source?
RC: Would be on the reservation, which he doesn’t have.
RC: Doesn’t know if there was a reservation before Jodi called him.
RC: Doesn’t accept cash. Need driver’s licence, major credit card.
RC: Credit card is swiped. Verified whether it has funds.
RC: Nowadays $200 or the amount of the rental.
RC: Doesn’t recall if Jodi showed insurance.
RC: Jodi was not hesitant about giving her details.
RC: He usually offers different vehicles. Jodi was not evasive,.
JM: Drivers license was verified? RC: Yes
JM: Let’s look at Exh. 235
RC: Has drivers license.
JM shows RC Exh 241. Jodi’s drivers license. Checks last 4 digits 7131. Name is Jodi Arias.
Exh 241 admitted.
JM asks RC to look at it.
[34:29] Shown on projector
JM says it shows a PO box.
JM is PO box ok? RC: back then they were accepted.
JM: Do they have a front and back license plates
See also Nathan Mendes