For ransom, of course.
This is one of those things we couldn’t make up, and it’s not even April Fool’s Day. According to Reuters, Italian police have busted a gang plotting to dig up the body of Enzo Ferrari and hold it for ransom from the Ferrari family or possibly the company. Authorities in Nuoro, a city on the island of Sardinia, claimed in a press conference they learned about the gang’s plan in advance during an investigation into arms and drug trafficking, which led to several arrests.
The date of the bodysnatching was reportedly set to happen in the near future, and one gang member had even conducted preliminary reconnaissance work at the gravesite. Speaking of which, Enzo Ferrari, who died in 1988 at the age of 90, is buried in an above-ground family tomb in a cemetery in Modena, not far from the Ferrari factory in Maranello. If the plot wasn’t discovered, the gang had planned to hide the body in the Apennine Mountains until the ransom was paid. Fortunately, that won’t be happening now.