• Mar 9, 2011
What seems more plausible: that a thief dropped down from a dealership's roof, Mission Impossible-style, to boost a Lamborghini? Or that the car in question belonged to a chef? In an alternate reality where the world actually makes sense, the answer would ostensibly be "neither," but we're talking about California here.

The yellow 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo in question didn't belong to any random short-order cook, but to celebrity chef Guy Fieri (above), host of such TV shows as Minute to Win It and the long-running Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Fieri's car was back at the exotic car dealership on San Francisco's Van Ness Avenue overnight when a thief climbed onto the roof of the building, rigged up his gear, rappelled down into the showroom, busted the lock on the garage door and made off (presumably at a rather rapid pace) in Fieri's Gallardo.

Local police figure it wouldn't be easy for the thief to offload the exotic supercar, but from our read of the story, we'd bet that such a prepared thief already had a buyer lined up. And while it may be difficult to sell a stolen rare car locally, if he or she could get it to the docks, it could already be in another country by now. Top tip, Tony!

[Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Image: Jay West/Getty]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Are you sure it wasn't a Lamborghini bodied Fiero?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good, hes a Dbag.
      • 3 Years Ago

      "Minute to win it" sounds a lot like Gone in 60 seconds which also features a stolen Lamborghini - go figure.
      Jon Thouvenelle
      • 3 Years Ago
      We enjoy every television program hosted by Guy. The negative people are way off base. Obviously masses of people agree, considering the success of Diners,Drive-ins and Dives.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know that I'd call him a chef. He's like the Food Network's version of Poochie the Dog.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wouldn't a car at this price level have LoJack or some other form of tracking device? I mean, c'mon at this time and age, electronics and cell systems have come down to a price point that even regular cars can have a tracking device for not so much money. A Gallardo not having such a device is penny-wise, pound-foolish.

      Even my mother's SRX can be tracked via OnStar. If it is ever stolen at least we can track it as the container ship moves from Miami to somewhere in South America.
        bandicoot5
        • 2 Years Ago
        My uncle can even install those tracking devices on motorcycles. I can't imagine why this dude's car wouldn't have one. If you can afford the car, surely you could afford a tracking device!
      Ronn
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know him from his home town. Has a good restaurant and does well with food, so food show host makes sense. But he's not celebrity material. Does not belong on game show, and is a loud mouth, male Rosie O'Donnell.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did it have a flame paint job to match his fireball head?

      On a boat to Shenzhen by now.
      • 3 Years Ago
      April 1st, 2011:

      Some dude on Dubai Dock with briefcase full of money -

      "The car looks perfect, but why does the interior smell like greasy american diner porkchops?"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Somehow I am feeling depressed knowing this guy owns this car.
      Greg
      • 2 Years Ago
      He's got it back now. Good for him...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh darn... Wish we all had such problems...
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