These jerks could get off free by pulling this power move.
Normally we love watching supercars race, but not in crowded and cramped residential areas. It’s even more of a problem when the drivers turn out to be rich, politically connected jackasses. A few days ago we brought you videos of a yellow Ferrari LaFerrari and a white Porsche GT3 tearing through a residential area in Beverly Hills. Cops eventually showed up but it turns out they couldn’t do much. According to NBC Los Angeles, the man who owns both cars claims to have diplomatic immunity.
The owner apparently approached cops and denied that he had been driving recklessly before invoking his immunity. Now diplomatic immunity is a complicated thing designed to make work and life easier for diplomats and their dependents living under a foreign legal system. Unless the driver was practicing the quickest route to the local Qatari embassy (the LaFerrari was sporting Qatari plates) we don’t know if the immunity claim would fly here. Additionally the unidentified owner of the supercars reportedly approached video journalist Jacob Rodgers to complain about him filming the scene. The two then had this pleasant exchange which was regrettably not caught on camera but sounds about in line with how this guy operates.
He told me verbatim, 'I could have you killed and get away with it,'" Rogers said. "I told him, 'the press is allowed to be here on the sidewalk on a public street.' He said, '(Expletive) America' and threw a cigarette at me." The police have handed the matter over to the State Department and we’ll keep you updated on any new developments, legal or cigarette-related.