Police Arrest Uber Driver in Stolen $250K Ferrari

December 29, 2017Dec 29, 2017

Reports are coming in that police in a Florida city recently pulled over and arrested an Uber driving using a $250,000 stolen black Ferrari on Thursday, according to ABC News.

26-year-old Hilburn Hunkins was pulled over by police on Thursday morning. According to reports, they pulled him over because he was driving suspiciously and communicating with a driver in a high-end red Corvette. The police reports claim that he was pulled over by a Drug Task Force officer, with a license plate reader that was able to inform the officer that the car was stolen. 

After the arrest, Hunkins was charged with grand larceny. 

ABC News reports that, according to police, Hunkins first claimed that the car belonged to his friend. But when asked the friend's name, he was unable to come up with anything on the spot. Hunkins then asked to use his cellphone and tried to erase it before police could look. 

Hunkins then told police that he was an Uber driver, but he did not at the time of his arrest have anybody driving with him in the car. 

Gainesville police informed locals of their arrest and laid our five tips for people in the area. Their first tip was to not steal things since doing so is "not nice." They then stated that it's especially not a good idea to steal a $250,000 2017 Ferrari.

New York Daily News reports that the arrest occurred at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. The vehicle was apparently driving side-by-side with the red Corvette. 

Hunkins is currently placed in Alachua County Jail and is being held on a $50,000 bond.

According to reports, Hunkins allegedly left the dealer sticker on the window of the car.

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