Kids Crash Stolen Maserati In Florida

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The remnants of the crash look absolutely awful.

It isn’t too often that we look at a car crash and are puzzled about what we’re seeing, but this is one of those times. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the images you see are of a 2016 Maserati. We can clearly see it has four doors, but we honestly don’t know if it’s a Ghibli or a Quattroporte, the thing is so mangled. It crashed, probably going well over 100 mph, after some teenagers stole it and led police on a high-speed chase.

Watch a brazen carjacking go down in Philadelphia here.

First off, this rather expensive car was left unlocked, a fact which has shocked many. It doesn’t shock us because we see this all the time. Thanks to keyless ignition, a lot of people have become lazy, leaving their keys in the cupholder or center console, so the vehicle is unlocked and all a thief has to do is press the ignition button.

It was 3:30 in the morning of October 2 when these kids took the Maserati. Police were already in the area to investigate another, unrelated car theft when the air unit spotted the three suspects trying to get into vehicles. That air unit kept visual contact, tracking the trio’s movements as they opened the Maserati and fired up the engine.

Deputies tried to stop the stolen car, which was running with no lights on, but stopped because the sheriff’s office has a non-pursuit policy for stolen vehicles. Still, the two 15-year-olds and 16-year-old careened through the streets, at one point hitting 123 mph.

Eventually, the driver’s skills were outstripped by the car and he began to lose control. The Maserati’s back end broke loose, then the front wheels hit a curb, sending the Italian vehicle through the air, into a business sign somewhat sideways, finally landing on the roof. One of the kids died and the other two were critical. After you see the mangled mess that was the car, it’s no wonder.

There’s a real problem across the nation with minors stealing vehicles. They face few consequences, so many think it’s more of a game than a serious situation. Unfortunately, one of these kids paid the ultimate price.

Check out the official press release about this crash here.

Images via Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

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