FBI Recovers Stolen Ferrari, Crashes It, Then Refuses To Pay Owner

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Photo: J.Smith831 (CC)

Via Russia Today:

In 2008 the FBI managed to track down a stolen Ferrari — much to the owners delight — but not for long. An agent decided to take the car for a spin before it was returned to the owner. He crashed it and no one is willing to pay-up.

The owner is suing the US Justice Department because the FBI refuses to pay the estimate $750,000 in damages to the vehicle.

The Ferrari F50 was initially stolen in 2003 from a dealer in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. After it was reported stolen the ownership was transferred to Motors Insurance. The vehicle is only one of 50 1995 Ferrari F50 sports cars in the United States.

After the sports car was found it was taken to an FBI facility in Lexington, Kentucky for the duration of the investigation. While in Kentucky however it met its demise.

FBI agent Fred Kingston was instructed to move the car from the FBI garage and decided to invite Assistant US Attorney J. Hamilton Thompson along for the ride.

Just a few seconds after we left the parking lot, we went around a curve and the rear of the car began sliding,” Thompson said in an email to Motors Insurance Company. “The agent tried to regain control but the car fishtailed and slid sideways up onto the curb. The vehicle came to rest against a row of bushes and a small tree.” The car suffered multiple large dents, and according to Motors Insurance, is a “total loss.”

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  • Blahblah

    Yeah, because SA Kingston romped the gas on a rear wheel drive car that he had no idea how to drive.  Jackass.  The DoJ needs to pay up and take it out of Kington’s pay–or just fire him, his choice.

    • SF2K01

      Considering how much he probably gets paid as an FBI agent, firing him alone would be very cheap. With a little bit of luck, they government will probably end up being forced to repay the guy sooner or later even if it takes a lawsuit to do it.

    • Mr. Coffee

      I imagine this actually is a car that takes some training to drive without… fishtailing into some bushes.

  • Blahblah

    Yeah, because SA Kingston romped the gas on a rear wheel drive car that he had no idea how to drive.  Jackass.  The DoJ needs to pay up and take it out of Kington’s pay–or just fire him, his choice.

  • Anonymous

    Considering how much he probably gets paid as an FBI agent, firing him alone would be very cheap. With a little bit of luck, they government will probably end up being forced to repay the guy sooner or later even if it takes a lawsuit to do it.

  • Mr. Coffee

    I imagine this actually is a car that takes some training to drive without… fishtailing into some bushes.

  • Moonica

    Um, it hit a bush and a small tree and it is now a write off… WTF Ferrari! Are your cars made of paper? Yeah the FBI agent should not have done what he did, yes someone should probably compensate the owner of the vehicle… but if you can afford a Ferrari I do not feel sorry for you. Hey Ferrari, how about making vehicles that don’t fall apart on impact. Performance is well and good, but not when the car breaks apart when you put it on a road, or hit a bug.

    • Sauce

      ya but he prob hit the bush at 300 lmfao

    • B2029688

      Would you buy a $750,000+ car that was previously damaged in any way shape or form?  The answer would be a resounding no.  Also all that exotic material is super expensive to repair or replace.  It doesn’t need to “fall apart” to cost a lot of money to fix a carbon fiber chassis.

  • Moonica

    Um, it hit a bush and a small tree and it is now a write off… WTF Ferrari! Are your cars made of paper? Yeah the FBI agent should not have done what he did, yes someone should probably compensate the owner of the vehicle… but if you can afford a Ferrari I do not feel sorry for you. Hey Ferrari, how about making vehicles that don’t fall apart on impact. Performance is well and good, but not when the car breaks apart when you put it on a road, or hit a bug.

  • Jason

    I’m sure it wasn’t just dents, he probably messed up the transmission and a bunch of internal parts not knowing how to drive it.

  • Jason

    I’m sure it wasn’t just dents, he probably messed up the transmission and a bunch of internal parts not knowing how to drive it.

  • Sauce

    ya but he prob hit the bush at 300 lmfao

  • B2029688

    Would you buy a $750,000+ car that was previously damaged in any way shape or form?  The answer would be a resounding no.  Also all that exotic material is super expensive to repair or replace.  It doesn’t need to “fall apart” to cost a lot of money to fix a carbon fiber chassis.

  • Believeinangels88

    FUCK YOU FRED KINGSTON

  • Believeinangels88

    FUCK YOU FRED KINGSTON