Quantitative Looting - We're Going To Need A Bigger Forklift

Tyler Durden's picture

Following the first quantitative revolutions (of the variety inspired by quantitative easing) in history, we now have the first images of what quantitative looting looks like. If this is any indication of what to expect the next time Waddell and Reeds sells a few extra contracts, we are going to need much bigger forklifts.

From the Daily Mail:

While most looters resort to taking home whatever they can carry in their arms, these Tunisian thieves employed a slightly more enterprising approach… using a forklift truck.

They used the industrial vehicle to pick up one of ousted former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's Ferraris from its parking space and then simply drove off with the supercar dangling from the forks.

One looter riding in the JCB was seen grinning as he sped along a highway in the capital Tunis with the 599 GBB Fiorano, which cost £125,000 when new four years ago.

Leila Trabelsi. the former president's wife, was known for her love of fast cars - the family had more than 50 - and widely despised as the ultimate symbol of corruption and excess.

Dubbed ‘the Imelda Marcos of the Arab world’ the former hairdresser,  53, was also known for her luxury homes and frequent shopping trips to Dubai, during which she is said to have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Easy picking: A looter in a JCB forklift truck drives off with a Ferrari belonging to Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali

Easy picking: A looter in a JCB forklift truck drives off with a Ferrari belonging to Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali

Thumbs up: Thieves in the truck;s cab show their delight at taking the valuable supercar

Thumbs up: Thieves in the truck's cab show their delight at taking the supercar in Tunisian capital Tunis


Finders, keepers: The thieves thought nothing of driving down the road with the Ferrari in broad daylight

Finders, keepers: The thieves thought nothing of driving down the road with the Ferrari in broad daylight

h/t John Milton

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trav7777's picture

Ferraris, bitchez!

bonddude's picture

Shit that IS a Bentley.

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trav7777's picture

nah, that ain't no bent...599 all the way; gorgeous car

spdrdr's picture

599 GTB, you peasants.

Criminal behaviour......


ReeferMac's picture

LOL! I'd un-junk you if I could...

Far better than the more ubiquitos  "Bitchez" you hear all the time.

Freddie's picture

Hopefully the day is coming when the gallows are set up here for prop traders, hedge fund managers, the Fed, banksters, The JP Morgue, The Goldman Sack, The Ben Bernank, The Czars and other traitorous scum.  Hang a few racks of HFT servers too.  

Get my JCB loader so I can pick out my 458 Italia.  Gold, silver, and brass bitchez!

Jendrzejczyk's picture

Fucking fantastic!

DisparityFlux's picture

... and it still has its rims.

Ruth's picture

Drop it like it's hot!

Howard_Beale's picture

Damn good to see you Ruth!

hangemhigh's picture

pump up the jam......old timers back in the mix.... ruth/HB

Ruth's picture

Always great to see you too Howard!

Goldenballs's picture

Just got to find the cash for the petrfol to drive it.How many Gold bars were lurking in the boot ?

Atch Logan's picture

Bring it on.  America needs some of this. 

gwar5's picture

Nice car. But can you eat it? And the forklift is worth more!

cadejludwig's picture

You cant eat cars silly, or gold... Only Apple and Netflix shares

Pool Shark's picture

You forgot Treasury Notes.

They're particularly tasty with A1 (rated) steak sauce on them.

Freddie's picture

I bet that car is fu*ked now.  Ferraris are not designed to be carried on forklifts by looters. 

gorillaonyourback's picture

who is the real looters you dumbass ignorant fuck

Marge N Call's picture

Gorilla, I like the way you think. Too bad most people are too dumb to understand you.

Freddie's picture

I agree.  The corrupt President who "owned" the car is the real looter. However these dumb f*cks are going to destroy something built by craftsmen. 



The Navigator's picture

What kind of car does the Bernank drive?

Cash_is_Trash's picture

He's driven in a bulletproof Cadillac.

Hedge Jobs's picture

Yeah, but they are not forklift proof

10kby2k's picture

bernank never passed the drivers test--he doesn't drive

he also has never done a full push up w/o the assistance of his knees

nor has his voice ever altered from monotone

Bill Lumbergh's picture

Aside from the chopper not certain but we may soon find out.

Logans_Run's picture

I can hardly wait for this to hit Newport Beach! There are so many friggin Ferraris, Bentleys and other exotics around here.

Pool Shark's picture

You want respect?

Drive a clunker down Jamboree on your way to PCH at rush hour: the Aston martins, Bentleys, BMW's, Mercedes, and Ferraris part like the Red Sea...

Rainman's picture

....many top rides bought with bulging HELOCS in the day. Or leased. Crib might be gone but, hey, it's all bout lookin good in the hood. Tip: fire sales everywhere on the exotics in SoCal.

Absinthe Minded's picture

You can sleep in your Ferrari, but you can't drive your house!

Rainman's picture

An Army division of young unemployed Red Bull gurgling mortgage brokers agree !!

hangemhigh's picture

newport....that's my way old hunting grounds.....ferrari's for nothing and your lifts for free....... 

qikbucks's picture

I am sure he has been contacted by a north Korean buyer by now... that's what I call an extra pair of hands

Ruth's picture

I'll raise ya a Ferrari!

dryam's picture

I wonder how long it will take to see a similar scene with someone hauling off a car like mine, a Honda Fit?

Cheesy Bastard's picture

Me and a couple of buddies will just pick it up and throw it in the back of my Tahoe.

cxl9's picture

I wonder if the insurance will pay out. Is that covered as theft under a standard comprehensive policy? Or does it fall under "civil unrest" and therefore may not be covered?

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Insurance are thieves to begin with. They profit because they don't pay out when you need them.

snowball777's picture

He'd have to return to Tunisia to collect. That ain't hapennin'

steve from virginia's picture

Forklift is worth more than the car.

cxl9's picture

Well, yes. But the forklift can be used to acquire many cars which in aggregate will be worth considerably more than the forklift. Plus, he may have rented that forklift in his name and is responsible for returning it.