Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri's Stolen Lamborghini Recovered a Year Later
By David Arnouts
While it might seem that a thief disappearing into the night with a celebrity's Lamborghini would be something out of a Nicholas Cage movie, it proves that truth sometimes is stranger than fiction.
In May 2011, someone broke into the British Motor Car Distributors dealership in San Francisco one night and drove off with a yellow 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
The Lambo, owned by celebrity chef and friend of Autoweek Guy Fieri, was seemingly lost forever. To cope with the loss, Fieri replaced it with the first 2011 yellow Chevrolet Camaro convertible off the line.
A year passed without word of the missing car, until police working a separate case recently searched a secure storage unit rented by a 17-year-old. Sitting in the unit was the yellow Lamborghini, still in good shape, according to the San Francisco Gate.
The car, which is being held as evidence, could be turned over to Fieri.
Fieri said, “I would like to thank the Marin County Sheriff's Office and the Mill Valley Police Department for their hard work and effort in the recovery of my car. I'm glad we can put this behind us and feel better knowing justice is being served.”
Allow me to translate. "I'm glad we can put this behind us and feel better..." Which translates into "Whoowee,am I glad I don't own that turd anymore! That pile of junk is the insurance company's problem now."
If he had insurance and made a claim on it, the car won't be returned to him. The insurance company owns it now.Right, good point. I didn't even think of that. So really the headline should read something like "Progressive Insurance's Stolen Lambo Recovered", haha.
If he had insurance and made a claim on it, the car won't be returned to him. The insurance company owns it now.
I was thinking the same thing. There is no way the insurance company made a payout on that car without having title to it signed over to them. They'll simply auction it off now to recover as much as they can. In my state if the car isn't recovered within 30 days, the insurance company has to pay you for it. If it is recovered after that, it belongs to them......unless of course you'd like to return the money they paid you for it. They'll make that deal all day long.
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