Guy Fieri’s $200Okay Lamborghini Heist Started With Rooftop Rappelling and Ended With Life in Prison

by Jeremy Spirogis
Guy Fieri wearing sunglasses and smiling, facing slightly left

One of the preferred movie star cooks on the planet, Guy Fieri isn’t well-known for a similar motive that different cooks are. Sure, he can cook dinner up some good meals, however in contrast to different cooks, he likes doing a little bizarre stuff within the kitchen. While this has made him the kind of movie star that some individuals will love and others will hate, it’s what Fieri likes to do and it appears to be working. Not solely is he a bunch on a present on Food Network, however he additionally owns many eating places, and he’s additionally the ‘Mayor of Flavortown.’ All of these issues sound enjoyable and thrilling, however probably the most thrilling factor to occur to Guy Fieri could be that point his Lamborghini bought stolen.

Guy Fieri wearing sunglasses and smiling, facing slightly left
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The automobiles in Guy Fieri’s storage

Other than that Lambo, Fieri is definitely a reasonably large automobile collector. As Drive Tribe talked about, he owns many traditional American automobiles, akin to a 1968 Pontiac Firebird and a 1967 Chevy Camaro. He’s been in a position to acquire these automobiles due to how profitable he’s been.

Partially as a result of his profitable TV reveals, and partially as a result of his eating places, Fieri has a internet value of about $8.5 million. That stated, with all that cash in his checking account, there was most likely no method that he may’ve prevented the theft of his Lamborghini from occurring.

The daring Lambo heist

In 2011, whereas filming an episode of ‘Triple D’ in Chicago, Fieri’s shiny yellow 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo was being serviced at a San Francisco dealership. This automobile was valued at $200,000, so it wasn’t lengthy earlier than it bought focused by thieves. In this case, although, it was only one thief, and he was solely 16 years outdated. 

Max Wade, the thief, rappelled down the constructing, discovered Fieri’s Lambo, cracked its window, disabled the alarm, after which drove it out of the dealership. This was all caught on digicam, and regardless that individuals noticed Fieri’s customized automobile driving down the Golden Gate Bridge, the cops couldn’t catch Wade for a yr. 

In truth, Wade even took the stolen Lambo Gallardo out on joyrides, and a few of Fieri’s mates reported seeing it move them by. Sometimes they’d name Fieri, however he’d dismiss these reviews. Wade wasn’t caught throughout these joyrides, both. Instead, he was busted for a distinct crime. The police ended up discovering Fieri’s Lambo in Wade’s storage locker. When Fieri was informed about these joyrides being actual, he stated, based on Eater, “Brave kid.”

The conclusion of this wild experience

In 2013, Fieri was referred to as as much as the stand to testify in opposition to Wade. While Fieri’s stolen Lambo was a serious facet of the case, that wasn’t the one crime that Wade had dedicated. In truth, on the finish of the trial, he bought sentenced to life in jail for making an attempt to homicide his acquaintances.

It additionally wasn’t a cheerful ending for Fieri’s automobile. It was additionally reported that Fieri’s insurance coverage firm took his automobile after the trial ended. That stated, since his Lambo had been stolen for over a yr, this was most likely the very best factor that might’ve occurred to it. When the trial ended although, Fieri’s actual character shined as shiny because the yellow paint on his Lambo did. 

Fieri informed reporters ready exterior the courtroom, “There are other facets to [this case] that are far more important than my car.” With this saga out of the way in which, the ‘Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives’ host continues to make probably the most out of his life by doing what he does finest, and that’s having enjoyable.

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