It’s a custom made for a movie script: Posing as an auto shop employee, a man convinces a parking garage attendant to let him to take a Maserati for an alleged servicing, and then drives it for the weekend.
What we don’t know, alas, is whether James Wolf, 22, the self-confessed borrower, did anything worthy of a movie.
According to dnainfo.com, Wolf showed up at the Quik Park Tribeca II in lower Manhattan with a convincing story and the attendant handed over the keys.
Wolf knew the details about the car, a 2012 Maserati GranTursimo, which had been serviced at Formula One Auto Collision in Long Island City in the past. Wolf, however, had been fired from Formula One only several days ago.
We don’t know whether Wolf had any particularly wild adventures—although driving a Maserati for the weekend would be an adventure in itself—but the New York Post reported that NYPD detectives tracked him down and ended the fun.
“I took the car and drove it for two days,” alleged thief James Wolf, admitted to police, according to court records, the Post said.
The car had sustained minor damage to a door and the fenders, the Post cited sources as saying.
The owner told the Post, “It was no big deal. He took my car, and they got it back.”
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 2 will apparently have to wait.