A UK man was busted this week after stealing an orange McLaren 570S out of an apartment complex parking lot.
A garage in Birmingham got suspicious after the thief showed up looking to get the locks changed on the ride.
A man has been arrested in #Birmingham today after a super car worth more than £100k was stolen on Tuesday.
Shortly after the McLaren was taken, it turned up at a garage in Birmingham by the suspect claiming that the car was his and he needed to get the locks changed. https://t.co/lS4KgJ4Ge7
— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) March 7, 2021
Police said the car was reported stolen by a concierge at the apartment complex. He noticed the car was gone, which was odd, considering the owner was out of the country.
The 31-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and theft of a motor vehicle.
“We were able to trace a suspect to an address this morning and he was swiftly arrested,” Brum City Centre Police Sgt. Aisha Parveen said. “We have one happy owner now that his car has been recovered.”
The McLaren 570S starts at $191,000 for 2021 models, and for that money, the locks should be perfectly fine. The 570S is less expensive than the McLaren Elva, which goes for $1.7M and doesn’t have a roof or windows.
[via WM Police]