An Italian valet parking attendant made a terrible mistake while attempting to drive a Ferrari 599 GTO worth nearly $450,000, and now, pictures of the wreckage are going viral.
Reports say that the parking attendant accidentally mistook the gas pedal for the brakes, so instead of stopping the luxury vehicle from 2012, he crashed it right into the front of a shop. The attendant, Roberto Cinti, was returning the vehicle to the owners when the accident happened.
“I got confused,” Cinti reportedly told police. “Instead of the brake, I pressed down on the accelerator.”
The Dutch owner of the vehicle was waiting a few blocks away with his wife at their hotel after they attended a meeting of the Ferrari Owner’s Club. While the identity of the car owner isn’t know, reports note that insurance officials are investigating the crash.
Cinti, the driver, says that the car’s semi-automatic transmission confused him and ultimately caused him to accidentally crash the car.