I don’t do Instagram. Well, I try, but I don’t do it very well. But I’ve seen some people do anything for a double-tap or two on their latest post. Unfortunately, this can lead to some bad behaviour, as a Ferrari owner in El Paso, Texas, found out.
The Ferrari California you can see in the photo belongs to a man named Richard Streep. It was vandalised by a group of teens who were looking to up their Insta game (I can’t believe I just used the term “Insta game”). Looking for social media attention, they inflicted $6,000 in damages by climbing over the car and generally being d**ks according to KFOX14.
Parked outside his house, Streep woke up to his Ferrari covered in dents, scuffs, scratches, and general damage. This was reportedly inflicted by six to eight kids who were seen surrounding the car the night before by family members, but quickly ran away and drove off in a green Kia Soul.
Streep filed a police report for the damage and then took to social media himself to see if he could gain any more information. Less than 24 hours later, he’d been given the teens’ Instagram profiles and was armed with enough information to give to the police to make a difference.
The original post of the teens posing on the Ferrari was deleted, but of course, it wasn’t the only copy, with other Instagrammers expressing their hatred for the behaviour and copying the photo.
One of the teens’ parents got in touch with Streep, too, and has agreed to pay at least a portion of the repair costs which was quoted by Ferrari of Scottsdale. Hopefully, the rest will follow suit.