Florida man arrested in stolen Ferrari

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WATE) - Gainesville, Fla. police had a little Facebook fun after they stopped a man driving a stolen $250,000 Ferrari on Thursday.

Hilburn Hunkins, 26, was stopped for driving suspiciously by a Gainesville/Alachua County Drug Task Force officer, who used a license plate reader to figure out the Ferrari was stolen, according to ABC News.

After the arrest, police used their Facebook page to provide some helpful tips for their followers:

1. Don't steal stuff. It's just not nice.

2. Certainly don't steal a $250,000 2017 Ferrari California. 
2a. Especially when the window sticker is still on it.

3. If you ARE going to steal a $250,000 Ferrari...with the window sticker still on it...DON'T drive next to a Gainesville/Alachua County Drug Task Force vehicle with a License Plate Reader.

4. The "18MPG" is incorrect. We were only able to get 10mpg out of it when we drove it to the station.

5. #4 is a joke. We had it safely towed for the rightful owner.

 

Hunkins initially told officers the car belonged to a friend, but was unable to name the friend. He then asked to make a call on his cell phone, then tried to erase it before police could look.

He is charged with grand larceny.


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