The UK police isn’t messing around when it comes to confiscating cars and sending them to death row, regardless if they’re cheap or absurdly expensive, like the Ferrari 458 Spider.
There’s a complicated story behind the drastic measure, so bear with us. This Italian supercar was owned by Zahid Khan, a millionaire businessman called a ‘rogue landlord’ after forcing tenants out of his Birmingham home, back in 2016.
The 31-year old man appeared in the Ferrari 458 Spider at the Birmingham Crown Court on one occasion, and a few weeks later, he was pulled over by the police and had his ride confiscated, TheSun reports. The exotic Italian machine was classed as being un-roadworthy ‘category B’, which means that it had been repaired after a serious accident.
When Khan appeared in court with papers to prove that he is the owner, and insisting that the parts used in the Ferrari were from official sources, he was told that the 458 Spider was already sent to the crusher.
“A group of men and a woman are accused of running a car registration scamp, in which the rights to high-value number plates were stolen and offered for sale – some for more than £100,000 ($139,920)”, said the West Midlands Police in a statement. “in addition, Zahid and Amid Khan (his brother), face charges of concealing and converting criminal property relating to stolen cars running on false plates.”
The young businessman, who “stands accused of four counts of fraud by false representation”, has obtained footage showing his ride being destroyed, and now says that he will use it to take legal action against the police for “unlawfully destroying” his Ferrari.