If you've been part of the Autoblog family for any amount of time, you'll know we post some videos showcasing outrageous behavior. Still, it's been a while since we came across actions as willfully brainless as those in this video.

A man parks his Ferrari 458 Italia on a street in New York City. A police officer arrives to issue a ticket, during which time the man returns. The man doesn't appear to say a word, just gets in and starts the car. The policeman moves to the front corner of the 458, standing up against quarter panel to make sure the owner doesn't drive away. The man then proceeds to, albeit very slowly, drive away – until he starts to drive over the cop's foot, at which point the pounding and yelling begin and the driver gets yanked from the car and introduced to the gritty taste of NYC pavement. And handcuffs. And gawkers with video cameras. Neither the man nor the Ferrari came out of it unscathed – the now-impounded 458 Italia was scratched in several places.

According to the New York Post, the Ferrari driver in question is 28 year-old Julien Chabbott, an internet entrepreneur. The Ferrari was cited for parking in a no-parking zone, along with failure to display an NYC inspection sticker in its front window and failing to have a registration. The unidentified police officer reportedly sustained injuries to his left hand and right foot in the altercation.

Before you cue up the video below, a warning: While there's less foul language than we'd expect in light of the events, there is some. And if you're wondering who the blond hovering around the back of the car is, that's said to be Stephanie Pratt, erstwhile cast member of the MTV show The Hills. We aren't sure what her relationship is to the driver, it's just part of the 2:47 craziness in the video below.



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      • 2 Years Ago
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      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      so the cop asked him to stop, but he kept driving anyways? No, I don't feel sorry for the dude. I guess a little jail time is in order.
      Peter_G
      • 2 Years Ago
      Poor car. Another example of how money can't fix stupid. Lets hope this impounded Ferrari comes out better than the one impounded by the FBI...
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dont you love how things can go from a level 1 to level 10 in a heart beat ?
      PoMoMangler
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll admit it, I DO like seeing rich people get taken down a peg...
      mike.mor
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey, I really don't like cops and I'll rarely justify their " above the law " behavior , but you can't just drive away while being in such situation. The Ferrari dude is an ass, but I'm sure he can probebly afford whatever outcome this thing will bring his way.
      xmailboxcancerx
      • 2 Years Ago
      By the way, this story has some facts missing: The man is being issued a ticket SOLELY because of his failure to display registration properly. He's not being issued a ticket because of wrongful parking (he is parked in a valet area, hence the orange cones, and he's returning from the valet station since they had his keys), but the driver DOES think that he's being wrongfully issued a ticket due to parking – hence why he persists in trying to evade a citation by simply leaving. He just turned a small $100 ticket into a HUGE misunderstanding, and subsequently a nearly 5-year minimum sentence for injuring a police officer with deadly force (yes, this includes automobiles).
      Junkyard Willie
      • 2 Years Ago
      If he's so rich then a $50 ticket shouldn't be a problem.
      hadji murad
      • 2 Years Ago
      i can't believe anyone is defending this kid who is obviously breaking the law by trying to speed away when the cop is yelling at him to stay there and trying to use his body to make sure (aka, "he can't be stupid enough to hit me") he doesn't speed away. lo and behold, he IS stupid enough to hit a cop who is STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM.
      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      OF COURSE it's a 458 Italia. Please. And no, it's not a spyder. As far as the JERK driving it, I think he got exactly what he deserved. He knows he's getting a ticket....and so he slips into the drivers seat and starts easing his way out of the spot trying to get past the officer, who takes a half step into his path. I CANNOT believe that this guy has the balls to try this. What does he think he is, above the law? He's just some guy driving (more than likely) his girlfriend's Ferrari. And acting like a dipsh*t if you ask me. Way to go NY's finest.
      GasMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Inquiring minds want to know: Traffic was stopped. Where did he think he was going to go? Why was girlfriend more concerned about Ferrari? Why didn't cop speak to him before he tried to 'escape'? Why is my girlfriend hanging out in my Ferrari with this guy?
      Dane Grant
      • 2 Years Ago
      This surprises me.... I thought all Ferrari drivers were 'salt of the earth'....
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