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U.S. Justice Department Refuses To Pay For Wrecked Ferrari F50
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Posted On: 5/23/2011 8:10AM
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The FBI recovered this stolen F50 and kept it for a while as part of an ongoing investigation. Then one of their agents took it for a joy ride and totalled it. Now the Justice Department is refusing to pay the car's owner, who is suing for $750,000. According to The Associated Press, the Justice Department "responded to the lawsuit by saying it's not liable for certain goods when they're in the hands of law enforcement." Um, ok. Photo via Wrecked Exotics.

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Avatar By: wetwilly86
5/23/2011 8:29 AM

They should get sued for this, you would think that to rule out all liability for something such as this, that they would hire a flatbed to transport the vehicle. Having any ol' person drive a car that is obviously built for high end performance is going to end up badly such as here. Such a shame and typical that they claim "it's not our fault we broke your stuff now we won't own up to it."

 
Avatar By: StreetsideStig
5/23/2011 8:36 AM

"We're not responsible for our own actions." Yep, sounds like Washington to me.

 
Avatar By: ae86tougeD
5/23/2011 8:38 AM

A lilttle advice for the government of "USA" touch my sit and die!

 
Avatar By: tazgts
5/23/2011 9:15 AM

I think everyones been screwed by the feds at one time or another ranging from kind of annoying to very wrong, but this is just pure outrageous corruption! >:(

 
Avatar By: cknarf
5/23/2011 11:07 AM

"We don't have the money for it right now"

 
Avatar By: Mbeezy3405
5/23/2011 12:01 PM

They could just print more money to cover it like they do for everything else.

 
Avatar By: 2digits
5/23/2011 2:27 PM

Simple solution, hang him

 
Avatar By: ThatDudeZach
5/23/2011 3:24 PM

StreetsideStig, i totally agree

 
Avatar By: 74Furyous
5/23/2011 4:37 PM

That would be their automatic first response, in the hope that it ends there. They really have no defense if their employee was driving it. A lawyer shouldn't even be needed. Any judge would side with the car's owner. Although $750,000 for running into some bushes? Probably not. Isn't the underside covered by an aerodynamic piece? That may be cracked.

 
Avatar By: sacrifise8
5/23/2011 5:54 PM

to 74Furyous. The F50 isn't in production anymore, and cost more than a million for the car alone. I would say 750,000 would be a reasonable amount for parts and labor by a certified ferrari dealer. maybe more who knows.

 
Avatar By: HEAVYMETALMATT
5/23/2011 8:01 PM

74furyous, it obviously hopped the curb. That alone would cause some serious suspension damage. They should count themselves lucky he is not suing or millions due to mental anguish or something similarly as dumb.

 
Avatar By: 5StarCertified
5/23/2011 9:59 PM

Leave it up to the U.S. Justice Department to be responsible..tsk tsk tsk http://certifiedperformance.ca

 
Avatar By: ProbeMyster
5/24/2011 9:01 AM

fucker should be charged for theft dangerous driving and restitution bullshit

 
Avatar By: noname666
5/24/2011 1:53 PM

Hah, go figure they won't pay. They're too busy paying Discovery Channel for making a special on killing Osama.

 
Avatar By: projectdarkness
5/24/2011 7:50 PM

wow ummmm yea wreck my car and not want to pay id sue you 2 lolz the government thinks there above the law no there just as liable if me or anyone else stole that car and wrecked it we would prob be locked up no questions asked and paying a big fine and the repair cost no ones above the law no matter who they are everyone should be treated fairly

 
Avatar By: DodgeAdict
5/25/2011 11:04 AM

Thats the American Government fo ya' ...... such a pitty, just goes to prove, dont trust your government and FUCK THE MAN -- Oh and BTW, I could care less bout that Ferarri, I cant stand them anyways! XP

 
Avatar By: Spyke383
10/6/2011 6:33 AM

I'd be shitty if they wrecked my work truck but that is an F50 they better pay, oh wait they cant they're broke

 

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