Bumbling thief steals $ 240K Lamborghini, crashes hours later https://t.co/XT2UjsCEGK pic.twitter.com/nxCU9U1DgR
– New York Post (@nypost) November 14, 2020
A man stole a $ 240,000 Lamborghini in Manhattan and crashed it hours later in the Bronx, because he apparently couldn’t drive it. the police reported.
The incident began on Friday, shortly before 7 p.m., when the owner of the black 2016 Lamborghini Huracán convertible, tech entrepreneur Ekim Kaya, was traveling down the West Side Highway on his way to the Manhattan Classic Car Club.
A few feet from your destination on West 38th Street, Kaya he was struck sideways by a pair of twenty-somethings riding a moped together, and his driver’s side mirror was smashed. When he went out to ask the couple for their IDs so he could file an insurance claim, the two panicked and begged him to let them go on their way, Kaya said.
« The guy said: ‘My mom is going to kill me, I’m going to go to jail’ « , recalls Kaya, whose Instagram account has 1.1 million followers. « He offered me $ 100 in cash and I told him I would not cover the mirror, » which costs about $ 2,400.
Then things got violent. « Suddenly he hit me with his elbow and I fell, and they both started kicking and hitting me ”, Kaya said.
One of the men got in the fancy Italian car, locked the door and spent a full two minutes groping for ignition before figuring out how to put the gear stick in the unit, and eventually fled north down the highway. His accomplice did the same, on the now rickety motorcycle they had crashed.
The robbery happened near the NYPD tow unit (408 12th Av, Manhattan), but nearby cops, and even an NYPD helicopter, were unable to immediately stop the thief from the car.
An officer used a tow truck to try to block the car’s path, but it was in vain, he limited New York Post. After about « 30 seconds » the Lambo, which has a top speed of 201 mph and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, sped up. « You can’t chase a Lamborghini with a tow truck, » Kaya scoffed.
Four hours later and about 10 miles away, the car was found completely « wrecked » near the entrance to a McDonald’s on Webster Avenue in the Bronx, its dejected owner reported. Police are still looking for the suspects.
Kaya, a native of Turkey who now lives in Hudson Yards, is recovering from bruises and lamenting the devastating damage to his car, which he bought two and a half months ago, and is still not sure if he will repair it.