updated 9/19/2011 4:22:51 PM ET 2011-09-19T20:22:51

A Massachusetts man who crashed his newly purchased minivan into six cars at a Portsmouth, N.H., car dealership lot because he couldn't get his money back says he knows what he did was wrong.

Forty-two-year-old David Cross of Salisbury, Mass., was charged with six felony counts of criminal mischief and one count of driving with a suspended license after he deliberately crashed his van into six cars at the Portsmouth Used Car Superstore in July.

In court Monday, Cross told the Portsmouth Herald that he was stressed out about money and that he made a bad decision.

But he also blames the dealership for not letting him return what he calls a "lemon."

A dealership manager said Cross's wife purchased the van, a 2000 model, "as-is."

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