I have some good news and bad news for you. Bad news first: Guy Fieri’s stolen Lamborghini has been recovered and will be returned to the noted ’90s aficionado shortly. Good news: The story behind the theft is kind of amazing.
As a quick refresher, in March of last year, a thief climbed onto the roof of the exotic car dealership where Fieri’s car was being stored, rapelled down into the showroom, cut the lock off the entrance, and drove the $200,000 sports car right out the front door. (You may remember that Anthony Bourdain had quite a bit of fun with the situation on Twitter.) For over a year, there was nothing. No news, no leads, bupkis. Then this week, the car was discovered in a nearby storage unit in the possession of a 17-year-old California high school student. The big break in the case came when the suspect allegedly fired five shots from a speeding black motorcycle at two of his classmates. The students, who were not seriously injured, were a girl the suspect supposedly had a crush on, and her boyfriend. Acting on information collected during the investigation into the shooting, police discovered Fieri’s Lamborghini in the storage unit along with the motorcycle and “other materials” used during the shooting.
Before I continue, let me first state that Warming Glow and the UPROXX family in no way condone burglary and/or attempted murder. Not even a little bit. That said, however, HOLY CRAP this story is bonkers. I mean, it has everything: exotic cars, an elaborate robbery involving rappeling, gunmen on motorcycles, unrequited teenage love. It’s like Fast & Furious crossed with Can’t Hardly Wait. Someone turn this into a movie immediately.