Crime

Stolen Ferrari Recovered After 28 Years

| by Brendan Kelly

When officials from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection saw the red 1981 Ferrari somebody was trying to ship to Poland, they had a suspicious feeling about it.

Federal agents in Los Angeles learned their suspicion was justified when they discovered the Ferrari being shipped had been stolen 28 years ago.

According to a statement from the CBP, the car's vehicle identification number "raised a red flag and prompted further scrutiny."

After investigating, agents learned the sports car had been stolen from a consignment lot on July 19, 1987, in Orange County, California. The car had previously been shipped to Norway in 2005.

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According to KNBC, the owner of the car was paid by his insurance company when the car was initially stolen.

The car is estimated to be worth roughly $50,000 today, CNN says.

Officials have not determined whether anyone will face charges related to the theft or if the car will be returned to the original owner.

Sources: CNN, KNBC / Photo credit: CPB via CNN

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