Car Thief Busted For Stealing $200K McLaren After Trying To Get Locks Changed

McLaren Thief Lock Change


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.

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.

All the McLarens look fun-as-hell to drive so long as you avoid raging floodwaters or drive so fast you get the car impounded immediately.

[via WM Police]