Owner of damaged Ferrari easily tracks down kids who stood on his beloved ride.
The owner of this Ferrari California, a predecessor to today's Ferrari Portofino, had an unfortunate encounter with a small group of teenagers earlier this month result in several thousands of dollars in damages.
According to KFOX 14 El Paso, three teenagers took a picture of themselves standing on the hood of a Ferrari and it has since gone viral. Fortunately, the Ferrari's owner has tracked them down. It all started last Saturday night when owner Richard Streep parked his Ferrari at his parent's El Paso, Texas home and went out with friends.
The following morning, his family told him that they had witnessed six to eight people out front when they returned home that evening. These teens were on top of the Ferrari as the homeowners pulled in, but they quickly ran away. "The whole thing is covered in footprints; a dent here and a dent there, scratches here scratches here," said Streep. He then posted some photos on Facebook, asking friends for help in finding the culprits.
Within just 24 hours, he received a photo of the teens standing on his car as well as their Instagram profile info. "Yeah I knew it was my car because I recognized the background," Streep said. He then reported what happened to the police and they came and took fingerprints.
Other El Paso residents with no relation to Streep were also angered by what happened. "These kids, man they should have a little bit more respect for personal property," said one resident. Streep said the nearest dealership, Scottsdale Ferrari, gave him a $6,000 repair bill estimate.
The good news is that one of the teenagers' parents gave him a call and apologized on behalf of their kid. They also offered to help pay for the damage.