Police approached the man after figuring out something wasn't right when they saw him asking for money to put petrol in a Ferrari 458 Spider, reports The Los Angeles Times.
As it turned out, the $300,000 (almost Rs 2 crore) Ferrari had been reported stolen from a service center two weeks ago.
Eadweard York, whose girlfriend owned the vehicle, said to KTLA 5 that they had dropped the car to get it serviced. But when he went to pick up the expensive car the next day, it was nowhere to be found.
Mr York's girlfriend has received a check from her insurance company and bought a new car.
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