SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida. – A man accused of stealing a fancy car from a Sunny Isles Beach hotel has been arrested but only after returning to the scene.
It happened at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at 15701 Collins Avenue.
Stills from surveillance video show 27-year-old Tyler Theme pulling up in what police say is a stolen Mercedes, but he’s trying to improve his drive.
A new Ferrari catches his eye.
“(He) drops the Mercedes and decides to steal a brand new Ferrari worth a few hundred thousand dollars,” Sgt. Brian Schnell told the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department.
Photos show Theme getting into the Ferrari and taking off.
Apparently he had a need for speed because according to police, Theme takes the luxury car in a joy ride and crashes the high-end ride at Hialeah Gardens, destroying the Ferrari.
“(He) takes the Ferrari’s driving pleasure and completely demolishes it on the 826,” said Schnell.
But now he was without a ride.
So, two hours after the theft, Theme has a bright idea to take a cab back to the Ritz-Carlton, where he’s hoping to sneak back into the originally stolen Mercedes he arrived in, but there’s a problem.
Sunny Isles Beach Police take a report on the stolen Ferrari.
After a brief struggle, officers finally used a taser to take Theme into custody.
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