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2017-12-02 12:01

Los Angeles - Santa Ana police recovered a Ferrari 458 Spider that was reported stolen. Police approached a man who was reportedly asking for money to fill-up the supercar. 

When approached the man fled but was later arrested, police said.

The vehicle was stolen from a Ferrari service centre.

The nearly $300 000 supercar was trashed, with body damage, a ruined transmission, badges torn from the engine and bodywork, missing paddle shifts and "vomit caked on the side," reports the LA Times.

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Stolen from a Ferrari service centre

The white 458 Spider (2015) had been reported stolen about two weeks earlier from the Ferrari & Maserati of Newport Beach service centre in Costa Mesa.

The owner, Susan Friedman, went to the service center October 19 to collect her vehicle but employees couldn’t locate it. Security footage showed a man wearing a Ferrari jacket driving off in the supercar.

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Earlier in November, a bystander reported the Ferrari being driven recklessly in Santa Ana. A Santa Ana officer found the Ferrari at a fuel station on East Dyer.

Ultimately, Friedman used her insurance claim to purchase a 2018 Lamborghini Huracán.

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