SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / KCBS) – In a heist fit for Hollywood, a thief rappelled into a San Francisco car dealership early Tuesday morning and made off with a top-of-the-line sports car.

The swashbuckling crook apparently climbed over rooftops, hooked up a climbing rope and slipped in a window of the Bentley, Lamborghini, Lotus dealership. All that was left behind was a bag of mountaineering gear.

The thief then made for a yellow and black 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo, which just happens to be owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, who lives in  Santa Rosa. After cutting the lock to the dealership’s garage door, the burglar disappeared into the night.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Car dealers said it may be difficult to sell the car with a distinctive bumblebee paint job. One speculated that the crook may try to get the vehicle out of the country. That job may prove even more risky than rappelling into the dealership.

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Comments (39)
  1. Sammy says:

    That is badass!!!!

  2. Slann says:

    It’s already in Mexico.

  3. yog says:

    get out the spray gun!

  4. Bobby Flay says:

    Coming soon to your loco diner, drive in, or dive.

  5. bob says:

    Obama stole it just like everything else. And he got his favorite color, yellow to match his spine.

    1. brian says:

      bob, go have another tea party in your back yard and invite all your other delusional birther friends along

    2. Walter Lipman says:

      That’s President Obama to you, pinhead!

  6. TedBike3000 says:

    Shoulda bought a Fiat, nooen steals those.

    1. John Kirby Hanson says:

      thats for sure. , a guy applied for a mechanic’s job once @ a car dealership, the shop forman asked did he have any experence, the guys told him I own a Fiat, he was hired on the spot.

  7. Ida says:

    Oh well….guy’s just gotta have fun….no cheap thief……

  8. PotreroHillGirl says:

    Dude’s got a buyer…check the docks, there’s somebody loading the car now..Stupid people, let me be a detective, I need a job!

    1. Yevgeniy Savitskiy says:

      yeah.. i am sure there is a buyer.. you dont go through all of that to joy ride the car. or they found out the celebrity chef had a few kilo’s in the trunk. lol

      1. leon says:

        LOL dont i know you from somewhere

    2. willy says:

      who’s stopping you ?

  9. veronica says:

    if the car is 200k it should have a damn tracking device in it

  10. dresniko says:

    winner winner chicken dinner!
    I guess Guy won’t be cooking his way home this evening! He just got burnt!!

  11. Ron says:

    Gone in 60 seconds

  12. Rena Segovia says:

    Charlie Sheen did it!!!!

  13. james says:

    LAUGH…Laugh…laugh just like his hair…LAUGH

  14. Richard_Iowa says:

    Sounds like Guy is living large.

  15. Artie says:

    I’ll look for it in the Philippines

  16. Stormraven says:

    This was not a random act,. there was some planning to this. My questions to this case are as follows. Why would a, San Francisco car dealershiplet let this man drive the car solo? Iit really that easy? In regards to the yellow and black 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo, which just happens to be owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, who lives in Santa Rosa,why woudent have in place a more high tec sercuritey system in placed in his car and the cutting the lock to the dealership’s garage door, that”s as old school as one can get I. agree.with Vernonica have a damn tracking device in it

    As far as buyeres that was already arranged befor the car”s were stooling. our. this persion might be trying to enter into a world bigger and better then he lives now. Could be he are just looking for that extry car for thouse lovely Sunday drives..

  17. Ivan Petrovich says:

    I am now driving this nice car in Moskow. Only I have it painted red..vink…vink…

  18. BP says:

    Why are you posting a story from March when it’s August now?

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