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Storage Unit Held Guy Fieri’s Stolen Lamborghini

Food Network star Guy Fieri recognized for his wild, bleach-blond spikes offering tips to viewers on some of the best mom-an-pop places to eat is usually seen pulling up to his favorite spots in his red ’67 Chevy Camaro; but, thanks to the officers of Marin County Sheriff’s Department he can now pull up to some of the best places to eat in his 2008 Lambo Gallardo.

2008 Lambo Guy FieriThe bright-yellow Lamborghini owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri was stolen from the San Francisco British Motor Car Distributors dealership last year and was found in a storage unit that was investigated due to a Mill Valley shooting stated police representatives.

Police said that on the early the morning of March 8, 2011, a thief rappelled from the roof of the dealership, entered through a broken window, then drove away in the car which is valued at more than $200,000.

Investigators obtained surveillance video footage from the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin County town of Tiburon which showed the Lamborghini driving by after the theft, but the car was not found until Saturday when Marin County Sheriff’s investigators stumbled upon it while searching a storage unit in Point Richmond.

The storage unit belonged to a 17-year-old San Rafael boy who was arrested Saturday on suspicion of the shooting into an occupied vehicle in Mill Valley earlier this month, according to the sheriff’s office.

The shooting which happened around 11:30 a.m. on April 13 when a man on a black motorcycle reportedly fired multiple shots at a white pickup truck parked on Evergreen Avenue between Ethel and Miller Avenues, blasting out the truck’s windows and causing minor injuries to the two occupants.

On Saturday, the San Rafael teen was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, Hale said. Police searched the storage unit, found the motorcycle as well as other item believed to be involved in the shooting and Fieri’s Lamborghini.

A San Francisco police spokesman had confirmed to other news agencies that the 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo found in the storage unit was the same one stolen from the dealership.

Fieri released a statement this morning after learning that his car had been recovered. “I would like to thank the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and the Mill Valley Police Department for their hard work and effort in the recovery of my car,” he said. “I’m glad we can put this behind us, and feel better knowing that justice is being served.”

Could you imagine what would have happened had the thief not paid his storage unit bill and the unit had come up for auction? What a find! Now regardless that the vehicle(s) would have been returned to their rightful owners, but this would certainly have made for a great episode of Storage Wars, Hunters et a!

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