Raffle winner told she must toss Frisbee through car windows, arrest made

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David Chaloupka (Credit: Mount Airy Police)

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Police have made an arrest after a woman who won a raffle for a car earlier this year claims she was told after she won she must toss a Frisbee through both car windows to claim her prize.

On May 4, Amadour Winery held a raffle that consisted of contestants purchasing $100 raffle tickets. The prize was a Fiat automobile.

The dispute stems from the requirements for winning the raffle. Amadour Winery owner David Chaloupka said the winner must “toss a Frisbee completely through both windows of the car to be eligible to win.”

Several people who purchased raffle tickets, including the winner, told the Mount Airy News earlier this year there was no such rule printed on the ticket or anywhere else.

According to paper, the Mount Airy Rotary Club and the Downtown Business Association said they did not know about a Frisbee toss and would not have allowed the contest under those circumstances.

Chaloupka issued a statement to the paper in May and apologized for any misunderstanding or misconceptions that may have occurred. He also reiterated his claim that he stated the full list of rules when contestants bought tickets and the full list of rules were available on a website. However, the rules cannot be found on the winery’s website.

On Wednesday, Mount Airy Police announced David Ronald Chaloupka, 47, of Dobson, turned himself in to face charges of obtaining property by false pretense. He was turned over to the Surry County Detention Center under a $2,000 secured bond.

His court date has been set for July 11.

According to the paper, the winner was refunded her $100 for the ticket.

Read more: Mount Airy News