19-Year Old Sets Own Ferrari On Fire Because He Wanted A New One

Tyler Durden's picture

On October 24, 2014, the 19-year old son of a wealthy Swiss businessman walked into a brothel in the Bavarian town of Augsburg.

Although by almost any standard he led a rather splendid existence, on this particular night he had reached his breaking point. The problem: he drove a 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia.

That may look nice enough, but the issue is that there’s a 2014 Ferrari Italia, and let’s face it, no one - and we mean no one - would want to be caught dead in the vehicle shown above when the one shown below is just waiting to be driven off the lot. 

Of course this is exactly the type of situation that insurance - or, more acurately, insurance fraud - is for.

And so this young man - allegedly with the help of the Ferrari dealer - did what anyone would do in this situation: he drove to Bavaria, went to see a prostitute (one needs an alibi), and paid two accomplices $15,000 to douse the old junker in gasoline and light it on fire. 

Part of the plan worked. From Tages-Anzeiger (Google translated): 

He visited the neighboring brothel with other colleagues. Meanwhile, the two helpers poured a gasoline-nitro-mixture to the leather seats of the black sport car and set it on fire. The car exploded with a loud bang and burned out.

He even remembered to remove "the expensive specialty rims and carbon fiber parts." 

Initially, authorities came to the conclusion that the incident was retaliation for unpaid hooker fees. From 20 Minutes (Google translated from French):

Initially, the Bavarian authorities believed a settlement account in prostitution.

Yes, a "settlement account in prostitution," but security camera footage and phone records told a different story. Ultimately, investigators concluded that this was all a not-so-elaborate ploy to collect the insurance money on the way to buying the newer model. 

Asked by a judge why he had gone to such lengths given that his father had bought him 14 other cars (including a Lamborghini) as well as "several properties" worth in excess of $25 million, he confessed that although his monthly allowance (between CHF5,000 and CHF10,000) was generous enough, it wasn't sufficient to cover the difference between the 2011 and the 2014 458s and he didn't feel comfortable telling his father the truth - namely, that the 2011 458 "no longer pleased him." 

For his troubles, the young man received 30 months of probabtion and a €30,000 fine. There was no word on whether he was able to get the 2014 Speciale

So although we think the moral of the story is quite obvious here, we'll spell it out for you anyway: for anyone who thinks they're having a bad day just remember that it could always be worse. You could be driving a 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia.

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1000yrdstare's picture

Eat the rich.....



with a side of fries...

junction's picture

He could have parked his Ferrari in Camden, New Jersey.  Homies love Ferraris and hoes.

Implied Violins's picture

It's hookers and BLOW, not hookers and BURN.


(him, not you)

greatbeard's picture

>> Eat the rich...

Ease up buster, these are the jobs creators.  If you eat them we will have no jobs. Then what are you going to do?  Do you ever stop to think about that shit?





Macon Richardson's picture

Job creators? Who the hell wants a job? Jobs are for losers. So, yeah! Eat the Rich.

For those who fear overpopulation, I also say Eat Chinese.

GoldSilverBitcoinBug's picture

No, Chinese will eat you first (and your dog)...

gimme soma dat's picture

Why?  You'll just be hungry again in half an hour. 

Raging Debate's picture

Greatbeard - No. The job creators are the salesman selling shit to this tard based on his hubris. Big cartel companies piss money away like water too.
I sell them shit and am thanked for it by such. Win win man.

Generational wealth always gets frittered away at some point.

bahaar's picture

True that.  For instance this rich kid created work for the fire fighters.  And for workers in car and chemical industries.  Not to mention people in the legal industry.  All with a snap of a finger. 

NuTroll's picture

too much transfat , clogs the poors.

Hugh G Rection's picture

"Sorry I'm late... Tranny problems." - BJ

NuTroll's picture

too much transfat , clogs the poors.

ZippyDooDah's picture

Unclog the poors; set them on the rich.

PlayMoney's picture

We were all embarrased by our parents at some point. Really, making your son drive a three year old ferrari? How embarssing is that?

The Merovingian's picture

The problem is they are a lot like Chinese food, and an hour later you are right back at the fridge looking for some more.

Head_Shots_Work's picture

Hey - the kid is producing jobs and factory orders! We need them to all start burning down their houses and ALL their cars (and yachts too - don't forget the mega yachts!).

TeamDepends's picture

Clearly suffering from kleine schwanz disease.

Sudden Debt's picture

In his defence, the new version does have cool striping stickers on the hood.


TeamDepends's picture

But surely he could have donated the car to #blacklivesmatter or the SPLC and help improve social justice, or some shit.

Fedaykinx's picture

that's raycis.  black people and jew lawyers deserve updated models too.

TeamDepends's picture

So the jew lawyers are southern and poor, eh? Interesting....

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Did insurance pay out?

sun tzu's picture

No, but the taxpayers will have to buy him a new one. 

Oldwood's picture

The economy is far to fragile to chance the negative effects on the locals if they were to see this son of a rich man walking along side the road. What would they think? Is it possible they would assume the end was near? The tragedy that would befall the economy, to see stupidity and corruption incur loss and consequence. What possible hope would it leave them with?

Of course, the responsible thing is to take from the taxpayer to pay for such things that would keep the illusion of prosperity alive, for their own good...

JenkinsLane's picture

He needs a good beating.

El Vaquero's picture

He needs to be dropped off in the woods with nothing but a bow and arrows, MREs and a steel and a flint for about a month.  Maybe a sleeping bag. 

Who was that masked man's picture

And a Ferrari and a couple of prostitutes.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Just for yuks, make sure those woods are deep in hillbilly country.  It'll be good for the lad's self-esteem to learn what a pretty mouth he has.

Al Gophilia's picture

You forgot the Comfy Chair.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

You are a kind and decent man. I would have dropped him off in the Anza-borrego desert in only his skivvies. Your way is better because in a month he may emerge as a better man. My way would only give a few creatures an unexpected protein treat.


monad's picture

I love you but you should google map the Anza Borrego.

Even that wasteland is not what it was, in the day. It ain't a desert anymore... Tank Girl

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Well then, may he walk out with a most unpleasant sunburn! ;-)

A friend of mine had two well trained search and rescue dogs that were involved with a few lost hiker cases there. The worst cases were when too many people had looked before calling her and by then the trail was so obliterated the dogs couldn't follow it. The remains of said cases were sometimes found years later.

My favorite Tank Man:


He was killed but did not hurt anyone though the media portrayed him as a crazed villain. Another one I couldn't help.

I love you too monad.


Mr.BlingBling's picture

James Bond did just that in a recent movie, leaving the guy with a can of 50-weight to drink!


Bloodstock's picture

After 5 nights in the brand new sleeping bag he will burn that too.

azusgm's picture

"He needs a good beating."

So does his dad.

Could somebody please help us out and Name That Oligarch"?

Silver Kiwi's picture

Life's a bitch


restelle's picture

He coulda had a 1990's Sonoma Beesh.

El Vaquero's picture

Now that is the definition of spoiled brat.

Mae Kadoodie's picture

Hang wealthy Swiss businessman.

Conax's picture

Somebody is going to get a good talking-to when he gets home. Tut tut.

He has the right attitude, he'll one day be chief of the Great Northern Tribe of rich jagoffs.

Heywood Jahblohmee's picture

Fucking idiot has bad taste

Real rich people drive Bugatti Veyrons

Oldwood's picture

Truly rich people don't drive at all...they are driven.

Heywood Jahblohmee's picture

Not my billionaire boss when I worked in Luxembourg.  He had an E-type Jag as his favourite and his everyday car was an Audi A8 quattro.

Bunga Bunga's picture

You will be losing against Koenigsegg, in a Veyron! What can be more embarassing?