Dumb Crimes Division

Two suspects hijack Lamborghini from valet at downtown Dallas hotel

Two suspects hijack Lamborghini from valet at downtown Dallas hotel

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Lamborghinis start at about $200,000. Photo courtesy of Lamborghini

In the Not So Bright Crimes department, two men stole a Lamborghini from a hotel in downtown Dallas, before it caught on fire on an entrance ramp near the freeway.

The theft took place early in the morning of August 20 at about 7:50 am. Officers responded to a robbery call at the Omni Dallas hotel at 555 S. Lamar St. So these two suspects were up at 8 am on a Sunday looking for wheels. And chose one of the most high-profile hotels in the city to find some.

The suspects assaulted the valet, took the gray Lamborghini, and fled.

Dallas Police Department helicopter Air 1 spotted them at Kiest Boulevard and Polk Street. The chopper continued to track them, while requesting the assistance of the Dallas County sheriffs. No Dallas Police vehicles were involved.

With Air 1 hovering overhead, Dallas County sheriffs pursued the car on the ground, with a chase through Oak Cliff. The chase ended near the intersection of I-20 and I-45, with nearly a dozen cruisers converging when the vehicle caught fire and became disabled.

Two suspects Dez Montayevian Bell, 19, and William Caston, 18, were taken into custody, and are being held on $10,000 bond. Bell has at least one previous arrest for burglary of a building.

A spokesperson at the valet stand said that an attendant was assaulted but not injured.

The particular Lamborghini stolen was a Huracan, the "entry-level" model which starts at $203,295. Seems like that would be a hard thing to explain suddenly showing up in your driveway.

The car has a V-10 engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It's not hard to find videos of Lamborghinis erupting in flames, frequently due to improper use of the seven-speed single-clutch automatic.

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CORRECTION: This story originally and incorrectly stated that the valet was affiliated with Ace Parking.