Chadwick Lange may be a big-name real estate agent, but despite his brains when it comes to selling houses, two thieves posing as photographers were able to steal the gullible man’s expensive car, a $150,000 Maserati, from him using the oldest trick in the book.
Lange recently moved from Florida to New York City and got his welcome to the Big Apple in a very unfortunate way, reports The Huffington Post.
The 43-year-old left his 2008 Maserati GranTurismo parked in the middle of Times Square with the keys in the ignition and the engine running, stepping out to speak with a friend. Two men approached the unsuspecting man, asking if they could take photos of the cool-looking car.
The New York Daily News notes that a police source told them:
“He puts the car in park but doesn’t take the keys out. His friend is there; he starts talking to him while these two guys come up to him.”
The duo took a few shots after receiving Lange’s approval, with the source commenting, “He lets the guys take some photos. He didn’t know they were going to steal it.” While Lange continued talking with his friend, one man hopped into the driver’s seat of the Maserati and sped away, while the other man ran down the block.
The driver briefly halted at the corner, letting the second suspect into the car before they pulled out of sight. Chadwick Lange refused to comment on his stolen Maserati GranTurismo, citing the ongoing investigation. Lange stated, “I can’t discuss details about it right now.”
The police are still looking for the Maserati, as well as the sneaky Times Square thieves.