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Spoiled Swiss Kid Wants New Ferrari, Sets Fire to Old One

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Ferrari Fire Aftermath

The charred remains of the beautiful Ferrari 458 Italia
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When most people want to buy a new car, they scrimp and save until they can afford it–a concept that was recently lost on one Swiss 20-year-old. After recently getting his Ferrari 458 Italia valued, the son of a Swiss millionaire decided he wanted to replace his old Ferrari 458 Italia model with a new one—but he didn’t want to ask Daddy for the replacement.

Instead, he decided to do the next best thing—commit insurance fraud.

The Swiss kid paid three accomplices around $15,000 to set fire to his car, a crime suggested to him by a car dealer. While the kid was at a massage parlor for his alibi, the accomplices took the Ferrari for one last ride, over the Switzerland border into Germany where they burnt the beautiful, beautiful Ferrari to a crisp.

Excuse me while I go cry in the corner.

Ferrari Fire

The flames engulfing the Ferrari
Photo: 20 Minutes

To make matters worse, the kid had 14 other cars not including the Ferrari.

Yeah, you read that right. 14. Other. Cars. One of which just happens to be a Lamborghini.

Obviously, he was in a tight bind car-wise and really did need that new Ferrari. Because those cars–plus his $10,000/month allowance and the $30 million in real estate holdings his father gave him–just weren’t enough.

In the end, the conniving kid got 22 months probation and a $32,000 fine, while the three friends he hired got the rough end of the deal with 14 to 16 months in prison.

News Source: 20 Minutes (Translated)