Australian man takes Ferrari for six-hour joy ride
Published: 5:13PM BST 14 May 2010
An Australian man took a millionaire's Ferrari for a six-hour joy ride after being handed the keys by a casino valet, a court has heard.
Adam Ramsay, 32, left Crown Casino in Melbourne, reportedly convincing the valet he had lost his parking ticket, before being given the keys to the luxury red £275,000 ($A451,000) F430 spider, Melbourne Magistrates' Court heard.
Police eventually tracked down the thief at a petrol station north of Melbourne city centre, after he had just filled the convertible with fuel.
A Victoria police spokesman said the only damage to the car was around the petrol cap.
The car was towed to a police holding yard to be examined by forensic officers. Ramsay has been charged with one count of motor vehicle theft.
Earlier, a spokesman for the casino earlier said when people lose their tickets, they are asked for identification and a valid driver's livence. He did not comment on whether the alleged offender presented a ticket or identification to the parking attendant.
Van Marcus, a professional poker player who owned the car, said: "They spend millions of dollars watching players' chips and cards in play, but as soon as it comes to the public's property there is a lack of security."
Australian man takes Ferrari for six-hour joy ride - Telegraph
Bet that valet got sacked so fast his feet never touched the ground, lol