Guy Fieri's Stolen Lamborghini Found in Point Richmond

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:30:28 -0800

REGIONAL (BCN)--A bright-yellow Lamborghini owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri that  was stolen last year from a San Francisco car dealership has been found in a  storage unit in Point Richmond.
     
Fieri, a chef who has hosted several TV shows, including "Guy's  Big Bite" on the Food Network and "Minute to Win It" on NBC, had his 2008  Lamborghini Gallardo stolen early the morning of March 8, 2011, from the  British Motor Car Distributors dealership at 901 Van Ness Ave.
     
The car, which is valued at more than $200,000, remained missing  until this weekend when Marin County sheriff's investigators stumbled upon it  while searching a storage container in Point Richmond.
     
The container belonged to a 17-year-old boy who was arrested  Saturday on suspicion of shooting into an occupied car in Mill Valley earlier  this month, according to the sheriff's office.
     
The shooting occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. on April 13 in the  100 block of Evergreen Avenue when someone rode a motorcycle up to a parked  car and opened fire with a handgun at close range on two people inside the  vehicle, sheriff's officials said.
     
The victims were not hit by the gunfire but suffered minor  injuries from broken glass.
     
The teen, whose name is not being released because he is a  juvenile, was arrested at about 7:05 p.m. Saturday outside the CSI Mini  Storage facility at 855 Parr Blvd. in Richmond, sheriff's Sgt. Mark Hale  said.
     
Investigators then served a search warrant on the teen's storage  container and found the motorcycle and other items believed to have been used  during the shooting, as well as Fieri's Lamborghini, which Hale said is still  "in very good shape."
     
The boy, a San Rafael resident, was arrested on suspicion of  attempted murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen  property, possession of a loaded firearm and resisting arrest. He is being  held without bail because of the seriousness of the offenses, according to  the sheriff's office.
     
Hale said investigators have not yet determined whether the teen  is responsible for stealing the car.
     
In the daring heist, the thief rappelled down from the roof of the  dealership, entered through a window, then drove away in the car, police  said.
     
Surveillance video footage obtained from the Golden Gate Bridge  and the Marin County town of Tiburon showed the Lamborghini driving by after  the theft, investigators said.
     
Fieri released a statement this morning after learning that his  car had been recovered.
     
"I would like to thank the Marin County Sheriff's Office and the  Mill Valley Police Department for their hard work and effort in the recovery  of my car," he said. "I'm glad we can put this behind us, and feel better  knowing that justice is being served."
      
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