Moped thieves ‘clip tech entrepreneur’s $240,000 Lamborghini then steal it and take cops on a fast and furious chase through Manhattan before totaling the vehicle at a McDonald’s in the Bronx’
- Ekim Kaya, a tech entrepreneur, said his $240,000 Lamborghini Huracán convertible was stolen on Friday night in New York City
- Two suspects allegedly sideswiped his vehicle and beat him up after he asked them for IDs
- The Lamborghini bypassed a NYPD tow truck and helicopter in a police chase
- The vehicle was found four hours later at a McDonald’s entrance in the Bronx
A thief stole a $240,000 Lamborghini from a tech entrepreneur in New York City before leading a ‘Fast and Furious’ police chase and crashing at a McDonald’s.
The reported carjacking happened around 7pm on Friday night when Ekim Kaya, a Turkish technology businessman, was driving on the West Side Highway towards the Manhattan Classic Car Club.
Kaya told The New York Post he was nearing the car club when two people riding on a moped sped by and sideswiped his 2016 Lamborghini Huracán convertible.
A $240,000 Lamborghini Huracán convertible that belonged to Ekim Kaya was allegedly stolen and totaled on Friday night
Pictured: The Lamborghini Huracán convertible was reportedly sideswiped by two suspects riding a moped in Manhattan
The driver’s side mirror reportedly broke off in the collision.
Kaya told The Post that he asked for the pair’s IDs to complete an insurance claim, but the alleged carjackers reportedly begged for forgiveness.
‘The guy was saying, “My mom is going to kill me, I’m going to go to jail,”‘ Kaya told the publication.
‘He offered me $100 cash, and I said it wouldn’t cover the mirror.’
The mirror alone on the expensive luxury car is about $2,400 without labor.
That’s when things reportedly took a violent turn.
‘He suddenly hit me with his elbow and I fell, and they both started kicking and hitting me,’ Kaya told The Post.
Ekim Kaya (pictured) said the situation turned violent after he asked to see the suspect’s IDs
One of the suspects reportedly jumped into the Lamborghini, locked the doors and struggled to start the stick-shift vehicle before peeling away on the highway.
The second suspect followed behind on the pair’s damaged moped.
The Post reports that the incident happened near the NYPD’s tow pound, but neither police officers nor a department helicopter slowed down the carjacker.
One police officer reportedly used a tow truck to stop the Lamborghini, but it simply bypassed the much slower vehicle.
Pictured: The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán convertible before it was totaled on Friday night
The NYPD reportedly used a tow truck to block the Lamborghini’s path, but it quickly bypassed the larger vehicle due to its speed
Pictured: Ekim Kaya in his $240,000 Lamborghini before Friday’s incident in Manhattan
The Lamborghini, with a peak speed of 201mph, accelerated from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds before fleeing the scene.
‘You can’t chase a Lamborghini with a tow truck,’ Kaya told The Post.
The vehicle was not recovered until four hours later and 10 miles away in the entrance of a McDonald’s in the Bronx, where it was discovered ‘trashed’ and completely totaled.
Kaya suffered bruises from the alleged beating and disappointment over his Lamborghini, which he bought just under three months ago.
The New York Police Department are still searching for the suspects.