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Ferrari 458 Italia owner tries to run over NYPD cop, then gets smack-down

Posted Aug 5th 2012 9:00AM


Face it, we all hate parking tickets. Sure some issued are out of line but for the most part, you live in the city, you did something wrong and it's a cost of living expense -period. However when you're internet entrepreneur Julien Chabbott with a Ferrari 458 Italia... and your girlfriend is über-hot jetfighter Stephanie Pratt of MTV's The Hills apparently there isn't enough cash left over to afford the fine. So what do you do when you are a 98-pound hipster with an attitude? You try and run over an NYPD cop, of course.

Yup that's right, a crowd of people witnessed a situation that occurred in the Soho district of New York City that really never should have happened. First, in the driver's defence witnesses say that his car was parked in front of a hotel and that the valet had the keys. Typically this isn't "legal" parking but valets are present to move cars and they never stick around long. But when the owner noticed he was being issued a parking ticket, he runs his mouth, storms into his Ferrari and fires it up. Even though officer Felix Recio tells him to stop, he proceeds forward. Finally, the Recio had enough and slams the window twice... stuff just got real.

The cop then proceeds to fling open the unlocked door, which slams into a yellow cab. The driver was flipped around and slammed onto his rear fender where scratches are seen afterward. Another cop arrives as the driver is then tossed to the ground, arrested and cuffed for assaulting a police officer. The driver remains on the ground, either in pain or just too embarrassed to face the internet. We have to admit, we did LOL at the strategic pylon placement at 1:54.

Regardless, arguing over a ticket with a cop is a bad idea and it never improves your odds. Or better yet, if you are a roller with a 458 Italia just pay the ticket or your big ticket lawyer to make it go away.

Click the hilariousness on video after the break.

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Video Source: Damien Morys Photography via YouTube

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If the driver can afford a ferrari, im pretty sure he can afford a $60 to $70 parking ticket. Hell I paid $50 parking tickets before, and I only drive a hona civic 2004. That idiot deserved to beating.

August 09 2012 at 8:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think the police wear steel toed boots, so running over his "foot" prolly didn't hurt at all. The doofus trying to drive away was wrong, and the cop ripping him out of the car was wrong. The cop instigated the "foot run over part", at the 0:13 mark in the clip the cop puts HIMSELF right next to the vehicle, and places his feet in front of the tire, then gets pissed that the dude runs over his foot.

August 09 2012 at 7:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The cop did nothing wrong! The driver intentionally tried to get away and he ran over the cop's foot. The cop told him not to move and the driver did it again anyway! The driver deserves even more than he got!

August 08 2012 at 11:19 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Lynn-Nicole G.

Attn: Dave Pankew

What's the purpose of your job? One: To report a story adequately? Two: To write it in hype for more click ratings? Three: To make yourself known as a "journalist"? Cause all the latter mentioned ones from #1, pretty much sum up this here article of yours.

There's nothing hilarious about brutality, stranger.
Just enough said.


August 08 2012 at 6:27 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Lynn-Nicole G.

There's absolutely NO EXCUSE for the complete LACK of decency here.

To twice bang in the car's window, falsely scream that his foot is squashed, and then literally rip out the driver to trash him back on the car like a lifeless puppet?? WHAT THE HECK!!

Hey COP, YOUR the one with the SERIOUS BAD ATTITUDE problem! It takes less than a second to discuss things calmly with another, the ticket being issued or not. There was seriously an itch to vent his frustration on this driver, who by the way was in his RIGHT to move the car along, since it was in the valet section of the hotel.

So tired to see ignorance play on, and the worst part of it, that everybody who witnessed this just looked and did nothing. Humanity 0. Coldness 1. And so the circle goes. Civilized and evolved? Nope. No way.

August 08 2012 at 6:17 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Love the guys that think the cop did ANYTHING wrong, guy came back and saw he was getting a ticket, he then decided to drive away even after the cop told him to stop, he thought that money buy him immunity...guess it dosn't.

Cop did his job!

August 05 2012 at 7:45 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

the 458 spider is where? i thought it said 458 SPIDER!!!!!

August 05 2012 at 5:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't know who is the bigger moron is this situation. Over reaction by the COP, definitely. I once saw a street cop in Vietnam beat a taxi driver who slightly bumped into him. Is this what New York City is becoming. I bet if the guy was driving a delivery truck he would not have got his ass kicked. Either way kudos to the cop. It's not everyday to get to beat up some rich guy for being an ass and be justified in doing so.

August 05 2012 at 1:07 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Dieter Manero

I'd beat the living **** out that cop, hell he's not even a real cop. Talk about excessive force.

August 05 2012 at 12:40 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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Chris James

dieter manero would be the living **** outta the fake cop. cause dieter manero is as much of a retard as the guy in this video and doesn't realize that the "fake cop" is actually a real cop.... cause you know... fake cops carry fake guns and are actual real *******

August 06 2012 at 10:20 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

You'd **** your pants if you had to deal with a real cop. Big mouth internet hero

August 09 2012 at 7:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply