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By Axion23 (Yellow Ferrari 458 Italia Spider) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Police say a Florida man, looking to impress a girl he’d just met, told the hotel valet the $300,000 Ferrari parked out front was his. It wasn’t. Buzz 60’s Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) has the wild story.

It’s a problem almost no one can relate to: The valet hands the keys to your $300,000 Ferrari to the wrong person.

It happened in July at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, according to police, who ended up arresting the man and woman who drove off in it.

Now, the owner of that yellow 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider has filed a lawsuit against the Vinoy and its parking operator, 717 Parking Enterprises.

The lawsuit and St. Petersburg police report tell the tale of how a brightly colored Italian sports car worth six-figures was stolen with apparently minimal effort.

The alleged crime was less Ocean’s 11 , more Curb Your Enthusiasm .

But the man who officers arrested said he didn’t steal the Ferrari.

The valet, after all, gave him the keys.

Tampa Bay Times, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Jan. 26, 2018

Video by Buzz60’s/Nathan Rousseau Smith

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