Florida man pursues his stolen Lamborghini Urus in a scooter … and catches it!
Perhaps the Urus isn't as impressive as Lamborghini make it out to be?
By Shafiq Abidin
Thieves can either be the most tactically astute humans on earth, or have the same IQ as a potato - there's no in between. Either way, it's always heart warming when they're brought to justice, and the stolen goods returned: especially one that has a price tag of $200,000. This was the situation that Floridian man Chris Sander found himself in as he was relaxing at home.
He heard a thunderous clap emanating from his driveway, and saw his V8-powered Lamborghini Urus creeping away. Speaking to WSVN, Sander said: “I’m in my home. I hear this thing start up. I look out the window, and I see somebody driving it away. I got on the scooter, went after the guy.” And in fact, it was his lightning-quick reactions that got him his luxury SUV back. Here's the clip:
The robber was identified as 14-year-old Andre Kalinine, a boy who has reportedly rubbed shoulders with the law before. As Mr Sanders chased down his vehicle, he eventually saw it parked on a sidewalk a few roads away from his home. Emerging from the car, a terrified Kalinine asked Sanders for advice about dealing with the repercussions of his escapade.
Sanders continued: “He said, ‘I stole a Lamborghini just now. I don’t have a license. I can’t drive.' I didn’t know if he had a weapon. I wasn’t sure how crazy he was. I was trying to talk and calm him down. He asked me for advice. He’s like, ‘I’m 14. I don’t know what to do.’ You’re better off turning yourself in. They’re going to go much, much easier on you.”
This is a terrific example of human kindness, and Sanders' reaction in this situation seems all the more heroic considering a police officer was stationed at the other side of the street with a gun pointing right at Sanders and Kalinine, who appeared in front of a judge the following day. I for one am glad that the boy has learnt a valuable lesson from this, after all, we've all been mischievous at some point in our youth!