Looters steal ousted Tunisian president’s £200,000 Ferrari 599

January 21, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Tunisian looters have been caught on camera making off with their ousted president’s £200,000 Ferrari on the front of a forklift truck.

Looters steal Tunisian president's £200,000 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

The shameless thieves were filmed driving down a main road in Tunis with Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s supercar raised 15 foot in the air during the middle of the day.

As the camera approaches the JCB, two men look out and smile – giving the cameraman the thumbs up, clearly delighted with the automotive acquisition.

With a 6-litre V12 engine, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is one of the world’s best ‘grand tourers’ and is capable of a top speed of 205mph.

Celebrity owners of the Ferrari 599 GTB include footballer Cristiano Ronaldo – who famously crashed his in a Manchester tunnel.

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the north African country following the dissolution of government last week. The 74-year-old, who had been in power since 1987, is now staying in Saudi Arabia.

Since the political unrest began in December, 78 people are believed to have died as a result of the violence. On January 15, Parliamentary Speaker Foued Mebazaa was sworn in as interim president.

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