Salt Lake City police arrested a man Wednesday after he allegedly broke into a luxury car dealership and crashed several cars before attempting to steal a Bentley loaded with stolen goods.
Security cameras caught the 22-year-old breaking into the Ferrari Maserati shop at 543 South State Street, where he began rifling through the offices and garages, according to a probable cause statement. He allegedly broke into a cabinet that contained 21 dealership and customer car keys worth an estimated $1,000 each and then used the keys to access the vehicles.
The man proceeded to enter a white Lexus, which he drove into the garage bay wall, damaging the wall and the vehicle and two other cars, a gray Ferrari that belonged to a customer and a black Lotus, according to police documents.
Cameras then allegedly caught him “loading stolen property he had gathered throughout the building” into a 2014 Bentley, including Ferrari brand luggage, computers, printers, phones and art pieces.
"It appeared the suspect was attempting to make room for the Bentley to exit the garage bay in order to steal vehicle with stolen contents,” the probable cause statement says.
The alleged burglar was unsuccessful and a man matching the description of the suspect on camera was later caught walking away from the dealership. The suspect admitted to being in the area of the dealership, police documents state, but refused to answer any additional questions.
The man was booked Wednesday into Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of 24 counts of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.