Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:49
Crunch time ... Rachel Huljich, the Maserati owner's sister, checks out the damage today. Photo: Lisa Wiltse
Builder flips over parked Maserati
Phil Han, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18/01/07
A building worker in Elizabeth Bay's exclusive Bilyard Avenue did this morning when he found the dark blue luxury car parked in a construction zone.
But things didn't quite go according to plan.
As the unidentified worker from SMS Construction hoisted the car two metres into the air, it flipped off the forks and crashed on its roof.
Brad Harrison, a plumber who was working at a building when he came out to get some tools, described what happened.
"He picked up the car with his forklift, and then he turned while it was on, and suddenly the car rolled over and fell on its roof. ....
Posted 01 February 2007 - 23:30
Edited by maksas, 01 February 2007 - 23:30.
Posted 14 February 2007 - 04:06
Wednesday Feb 14 12:35 AEDT
AP - A Californian man who allegedly faked his own kidnapping to keep his wife from finding out he crashed her new car could face criminal charges, police said.
Jorge Alberto Mejia, 35, told police two kidnappers held him up at gunpoint at a bar in San Rafael in California and ordered him to drive to Santa Rosa, also in California, where he purposely crashed the car into a wall to escape.
Under questioning, Mejia admitted to investigators he made the story up, including detailed descriptions of the non-existent kidnappers.
"As far as we can tell, he was alone in the car," police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said.
Mejia was actually heading to a casino in Sonoma County, California, when he accidentally crashed his wife's 2007 Ford Focus and was worried about how she would react, Rohrbacher said.
Police were still considering whether to file charges against Mejia for making a false report.