Ah, the guilty pleasure of a joyride... Wait, don’t start enjoying just yet, as these kind of activity ends up in a disaster way too often. We are here to talk about the famous case of an FBI agent that had an accident while he was joy-riding a confiscated Ferrari F50, worth $750,000.
The rare supercar was owned by Motors Insurance, which sued the US government for wrecking the car while it was supposed to be kept in the impound lot for a theft investigation. Like we said, the vehicle was a total loss (you can see the damage in the photo by wreckedexotics.com), with the company asking to receive the aforementioned sum of money.
According to Chicago Tribune, the case has recently come to a conclusion, with Judge Avern Cohn in Detroit deciding that, despite the “unfortunate” nature of the situation, the government cannot be held responsible, as the vehicle was in custody of the authorities.
Is this where it all ends? does wrecking a car in a joyride really pay (we don’t know exactly what happened to agent Fred Kingston, but still)?
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