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Friday
Aug102012

Calif. Teen Accused of Stealing Lamborghini Target of Juvenile Hall Break-In

ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Authorities believe a break-in attempt at a California detention center Friday was an attempt to free an 18-year-old who was being held on numerous charges.

Authorities believe suspects were trying to break Max Wade out of the Marin County Juvenile Hall. He is being held for an attempted murder charge, stealing Food Network chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini and a variety of other charges. Wade turned 18 Friday and was scheduled to be sent to the Marin County Jail Friday.

Staff for the juvenile hall heard thumping outside the facility around 4:35 a.m. Friday. The suspect, or suspects, used a sledgehammer to try and break-in but they were unsuccessful, Mike Daly, the chief probation officer, told ABC News. The suspects were trying to enter Wade room at the juvenile detention facility.

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Investigators are currently reviewing surveillance footage and conducting interviews to find possible suspects, who used also used wire cutters to break through two fences on the property.

Wade was transferred to the Marin County Jail as planned.

The juvenile hall houses inmates under 18 who face a variety of potential charges, including being members of a gang. When staff heard thumping, they removed all of the inmates staying in that wing, including Wade. All were accounted for and there were no injuries or escapes.

Officers from the Marin County Sheriff's Department, with the help of three other departments and the California Highway Patrol, launched a two-hour search for the suspects. But after two hours, it was called off.

Although the facility did have a successful break-out in 1999, Daly said, but they have never had a successful break-in before.

"There are only 13 kids in our little juvenile hall, so this is highly unusual," Daly said.

Wade entered a not-guilty plea on June 20 for stealing chef Fieri's Lamborghini and for shooting at a young couple in their car, ABC affiliate KGO reported. Wade will remain in custody in the Marin County Jail with bail set at $2 million.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Dec222011

Utah Man Wins Lamborghini, Crashes It Six Hours Later

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A Utah man was speechless when he found out he won a $350,000 Lamborghini in a contest hosted by a local convenience store chain last month, but his excitement came to a screeching halt -- literally -- six hours later, when he crashed the luxury Italian sports car.

“We were coming up a hill and going down a corner, and we hit a patch of black ice,” David Dopp told ABC News’ Salt Lake City affiliate ABC 4 news.

Dopp won the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 on Nov. 12 at LaVell Edwards Stadium during Maverik’s “Joe Schmo to Lambo” contest.  According to a spokesperson, the Lamborghini is worth more than $350,000, and its 640-horsepower engine can go from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds.

The Lamborghini was delivered to Dopp on Dec. 17, and soon after he took the car for a drive around the neighborhood with friends and family.  Noise complaints forced Dopp to re-route his joy rides to the outskirts of Sataquin, Utah, where things turned sour.

Dopp said he hit the ice patch while traveling about 40 or 50 mph around a turn, causing the car to spin backward and hit a fence post, damaging the fender on his dream car.

“Everything is going to be OK and we’ll move on from here,” Dopp’s wife Annette Dopp told ABC 4 news.

Dopp paid $3,500 to insure the car for six months, and his down payment for the repairs was $1,000.  According to Dopp, the car is on its way to Vegas for repairs.

But even when it returns, there will be no more joy rides in the pricey Lamborghini.  Dopp plans on selling the car to pay off bills and buy his wife a new -- albeit more reasonably priced -- car.

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