Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A Florida police department took to Facebook with some advice for aspiring Ferrari thieves after a man who did a poor job of hiding his crime was arrested.
The Gainesville Police Department posted photos to Facebook showing the $250,000 Ferrari California T that was spotted by an officer riding in a Gainesville/Alachua County Drug Task Force vehicle.
The officer became suspicious because the Ferrari was traveling at a slow speed on the highway while the driver conversed with the driver of a red Corvette, police said.
The officer's suspicions were also piqued by the vehicle still having a window sticker from the dealership.
The officer ran the Ferrari's plates and discovered it was stolen.
The driver, Hilburn Jay Brendon Hunkins, 26, of Kissimmee, told officers the car belonged to a friend, but he was unable to give the friend's information or full name.
Hunkins was arrested on a grand theft charge.
Police offered their thoughts on the theft in a Facebook post:
1. Don't steal stuff. It's just not nice.
2. Certainly don't steal a $250,000 2017 Ferrari California. 2a. Especially when the window sticker is still on it.
3. If you ARE going to steal a $250,000 Ferrari...with the window sticker still on it...DON'T drive next to a Gainesville/Alachua County Drug Task Force vehicle with a License Plate Reader.
4. The "18MPG" is incorrect. We were only able to get 10mpg out of it when we drove it to the station.
5. #4 is a joke. We had it safely towed for the rightful owner."