• Mar 20, 2010
Initially, authorities in England charged Glenn Knowles and Richard Mant with trying to defraud their insurance company. The pair of men co-own a Lamborghini, or at least they did, until Knowles misplaced it during a night of binge drinking. Prosecutors weren't buying the story that Mr. Knowles took the car and then drank until he erased his mind as a way of coping with a bad time in his personal life.

The matter went to trial, and after six days, a jury conceded that it didn't seem like fraud, ultimately acquitting the pair. It's not the first time Knowles has lost a car. He once tucked a Mercedes behind a nightclub so well that it took a deep search to find it. This time, the Lamborghini seriously cannot be found, despite having a tracking system installed. Mitigating the charges of fraud are the long history of high-end car ownership by the two men, and their ability to keep making payments. So, despite the nutty insurance claim, it didn't strike the jury that this was an attempt to bilk the company. Perhaps, even though exonerated, Mr. Knowles might do well to be sentenced to a period of walking. Then, he'll only have to worry about losing a shoe.

[Source: Telegraph.co.uk]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      You know you've done well for yourself when you start loosing Lamborghinis
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lamborghini's deserve to be loosed, let them run free!
        • 4 Years Ago
        "You see your Honor I think in my drunken stupor I believed the bull on the emblem was talking to me.. and he said he wanted to be free... and then I woke up without any pants... bloody strange I tell you!"
      BlackPearl
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wish I could lose my Yugo like that!
      charles
      • 4 Years Ago
      hummmmmmmmmm............a 99 sunfire. very rare. lucky it was returned to rightful owner, for appropriate action.
      R P Hall
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess the only thing better than owning a great car like that is being able to afford misplacing it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's really the only way to know for sure if your lambo loves you. If it does, it surely will come back.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If a car gets stolen in Western/Northern Europe it usually goes to Eastern Europe (including Russia/Ukraine).
        There's no way anyone would bother trying to ship it across the Atlantic, it's expensive and customs will be all over it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Andrew - Just google Stefan Erikssen. He's the Swedish con-man who crashed an Enzo on the PCH in Malibu and tore it in half. It turned out that the Enzo and a McLaren/Mercedes SLR were illegally imported into the US illegally. It can be done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unbelievable. Oops, lost my Lambo again... Most would give their left nut to own and garage one and this guy can find it like he lost a pair of sunglasses.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "can't" - Like - I can't spell today.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well to be fair.. he apparently left his sunglasses in the Lambo lol
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol, now I feel bad for the guy...
      joe wood
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had to sue them because of the lemon law. I won the case and now they won't pay. I wouldn't buy a bicycle from them. NEXT?
      • 4 Years Ago
      How can you lose a Lambo. It;s not like trying to find a Camry or Accord.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My brother did the exact "dude, where's my car" thing as this guy..... only with a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire. Somebody found it 18 months later. It had been parked in front of this person's house for 18 months and finally they went out and opened the unlocked door and located my brother from his insurance card. So my brother got the car back covered in dirt with his golf clubs still in the trunk.

      The car was originally reported "lost" with the police, which meant the insurance refused to cover it. Anyway, turned out to be good anti-drinking story.
        steverc53
        • 4 Years Ago
        so your brother left it parked in front of his stoner friend's house for 18 months. It's good it wasn't towed off unless it was out in the boondocks. lol, that's a hoot of a story.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How do you spell...

      Irresponsible.

      Sweet, I did it without Chromes spell check!
      • 4 Years Ago
      YO KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I`VE TRY TO FIND MY CAR @ A WALMART PARKING LOT? THINGS HAPPENNS. AN AM SOBER.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ugh...a rich alcoholic
        • 4 Years Ago
        At least he didn't get loaded, try to drive it and then blame a bird when he drove it into a pond...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, at least he lost it, and didn't try to drive it home.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Benfolio: He might have tried to drive home, but he couldn't find the car.
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