Celebrity Chef Fieri’s Stolen Lamborghini Spotted In Tiburon

TIBURON (CBS SF) — A yellow Lamborghini belonging to a celebrity chef that was stolen early Tuesday from a San Francisco car dealership was last seen touring around Marin County, police said Wednesday.

The theft is believed to have occurred sometime between 3:40 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. Tuesday at a car dealership in the 900 block of Van Ness Avenue, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

Esparza said the suspect rappelled down from the roof of the building, entered through a window and drove away in a yellow 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo two-door convertible, a car priced at more than $200,000.

“It’s a very distinctive car, for sure,” Esparza said. “I don’t know how far this person is going to go.”

Perhaps not very far, according to the latest police reports.

Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Wednesday afternoon that video surveillance footage from the Golden Gate Bridge captured the car’s county-crossing journey.

The yellow Lamborghini was seen traveling across the bridge sometime early Tuesday morning, Andraychak said.

“Additional video showed the same car entering Tiburon,” Andraychak said. The car exited the Marin County community “a short time later,” he said. Tiburon has recently implemented a program to monitor the license plates of all vehicles entering and exiting town.

Police also said that it appears the thief exited and entered the dealership equally as quietly.

“It appears the suspect drove it out through a garage-type door,” Andraychak said.

The car belonged to Guy Fieri, a chef who has hosted several TV shows including “Guy’s Big Bite” on the Food Network and “Minute to Win It” on NBC, Fieri’s public relations firm confirmed.

Esparza said investigators are reviewing the dealership’s surveillance video for clues in the case.

Officials at the dealership, British Motor Car Distributors, were not immediately available for comment Wednesday morning.

Police are asking anyone who has information on the vehicle’s whereabouts to contact the department at (415) 575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411.

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  • bob

    Obama says $200,000.00 CHICKEN FEED when you can steal TRILLIONS

    • James

      Does anyone know if the Lambo is actually a convertible or is it a hardtop? The Video says it is a hardtop but the story says convertible. Asking because I just took a video of a wrecked yellow hardtop Lambo on a tow truck in San Jose.

      • Jon

        It’s a convertible.

    • republicans suck

      Actually, the republicans have already STOLEN TRILLIONS from the taxpayers and given it to their masters on WALL STREET. PRESIDENT OBAMA has prevented the lying, cheating stealing republicans from giving even more money to their other masters: The Taliban.

      • August

        RIGHT ON !

        The BANKSTERS committed the biggest bank robbery in the history of the world and no one called 911…

      • AmericanBlues

        Sorry, you on on the wrong story dude.

  • William Patrick Mosely

    Might I suggest to British Motor Car Distributors that they consider locking their windows in the future?

    • Bradley

      Is anyone else bothered that Tiburon is monitoring all cars that come in and leave the city? So they catch one bad buy, at the expense of the privacy of thousands or even millions of law abiding citizens.

  • Scott

    Why in the world doesn’t a car of this value have a tracking device?

    • JJ

      At that income level, its just another car

    • August

      The people who own them are SO RICH, they can just buy a new one if anything happend; why waste money on frivolous nonsense/

  • bob

    I apoligize for my above post.

    • G. Scott Geoffrion

      No kidding. Even a Chevy comes with OnStar.

      • Rod

        OnStar is the first thing that a profession car thief will disable.

  • Alex


    • GMBofWIS

      Because it’s interesting and exceptional, maybe? It’s not just your average old clunker. It’s sort of like the difference between someone stealng a snow shovel versus stealing the Mona Lisa.

    • AmericanBlues

      Actually, I think is is funny and after weeks and weeks of depressing political talk, we call all use a reprieve.

    • Ben Terwilliger

      It’s news because it’s awesome! Get over it. Some dude repelled from the roof of a dealership and stole some rich pricks lamborghini to go for a joy ride. How bad ass is that? This guy did what I dream about doing everyday of my life.

  • Gordon Ramsey

    @ Alex it is news because it’s interesting and people want to know.

    Now as far as the car, he had it stolen because it was on consignment at the dealership and not selling in a down economy. The guy wants another car and this way he gets the insurance money for it and the dealership is really the one who has to pay.

  • Mike

    Bob, you’re still an idiot.

  • Jon David Peterson

    Bold maneuver,… ridiculous! Friend of mine had his Jag stolen there too. Could be the same joy ride addict headed for a spin on Paradise Drive? Tiburon is sort of a dead end destination, no!?

    • Dan

      Tiburon.. cameras in & cameras out, Thief must be dumb. hope cameras give some deails the cops can use.

  • Dan

    Seems that a car that cost that much absolutly should have a traking device.
    As for the Obama comment…. spot on!

  • MugWump

    Bob is right about Omama making this theft look like Chicken Feed. Hooray for video cams keeping the public honest.

  • Jon David Peterson

    Spray booth in a Tiburon garage doesn’t really change much,.. I did see an exotic car transport service truck on 101 lately,.. hmmm

  • Jon David Peterson


  • Advice Ni66er

    I just spotted the car here in Sausalito. This theif is great!

  • Claude_Balls_Lion_Tamer

    Guy Fieri = What grows wild around his a$$ he cultivates on his face. This is totally off the hook!!!

  • cabrini green

    it took the thief a minute to steal it

  • Carlton Nixon

    wow! i don’t know who’s dumber- the guy who shelled out 200K + for a stupid car, or the thief who stole that stupid car and drove around in it, thinking he wouldn’t be noticed.

  • Mr. T

    Fieri can hardly be called a chef. I’d say the term “sell-out” fits him much better. He’s the Lady Gaga of the food industry. Such a joke.

    • Mark Roberts

      No way man, Johnny Garlics has been a rockin place to eat way before Guy got famous.

  • james

    Tracking device—bahh!! Self destruct should come with such a vehicle. The owner just pushes the button and VIOLA Thief, car disappear is a cloud. For what he paid for the damn thing, he, at least should have something …never see that thing again

  • mj

    My Lamborghini sits in the garage. I can’t afford the gas.

  • berda

    hope he get it back and put the guy in jail that stole the pretty lambo

  • Brian S.

    I would buy that car just because it used to belong to Guy Fieri!-hey look–Guy Fieri’s pencil!!

  • Harold Brown

    How can you not see that car,mainly the color

  • Gayle

    Those who think people aren’t entitled to drive luxury vehicles are sick, envious class warriers. For those who work hard and strive and succeed, they are fully entitled to reap their rewards. For those who look upon them in envy – were you WILLING to work as hard, employ as much imagination and creativity to your life? No? Then you don’t deserve the nice toys either!

  • Shawn

    Sounds like an inside job

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