An unattended Mercedes-Benz S550 used for chauffeuring a United Nations diplomat was stolen, and then crashed in New York City. The car’s driver left the car unlocked and running outside a convenience store while he bought a cup of tea.
An unidentified man jumped in the idling S550, attempted to make a U-turn, and crashed into scaffolding for a building across the street from the convenience store. The thief escaped on foot, while the car’s driver was questioned by police.
“He was trying to make a U-turn and didn’t know how to drive,” chauffeur Ghulan Rehmani told the New York Post. “I was in there for only a minute, and when I came outside [the car] was gone.”
Rehmani was a reportedly chauffeur for Saeed al Shamsi, a senior diplomat from the United Arab Emirates who was at the UN building when the car was stolen.
A 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 lists for a cool $95,375 (including an $875 destination charge). Perhaps next time Rehmani will think twice before leaving the keys in a pricey Mercedes on a New York City street.
Source: New York Post