Cars are stolen a lot. It’s an unfortunate reality, but it’s life. It’s just pretty much unheard of when the same person steals the same car twice. But, that’s what apparently happened recently in Fontana, CA.
I don’t know what his motives were, but Earnie Hooks stole a certain black 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. According to police, Hooks was intoxicated when he pulled up to a roadside checkpoint. When the police ran the plates, they found out that the car was reported stolen.
Hooks managed to evade the police (given the car at his disposal, probably not too hard to pull off) and later abandoned the car, which was found and taken to impound. However, about 3 a.m. the next morning, a special somebody broke into the impound lot and stole the car…again. He was found five days later in Studio City, still driving the stolen Ferrari. The LAPD arrested him, and Hooks somehow found the gall to plead not guilty to both the charges of car theft and resisting arrest.
Here’s the Ferrari after Hooks was arrested. I guess that if you’re going to steal something, go for the nicest possible car in sight…
Here’s Hooks. I don’t know where he got so banged up, but my best guess is during his arrest.
All I can say about this is wow. For somebody to steal a Ferrari while drunk, evade police, BREAK INTO the impound lot, steal the car, and drive it around Los Angeles for 5 days and not be noticed is pretty amazing. Don’t do this, kids.