The price you pay for pissing off your countryman is harrowing enough in its own right, but if you happen to be an ex-president that was effectively exiled to another country, all the things you left behind become fair game, especially if they’re the Italian super car variety.
The past few weeks have seen a dizzying number of crimes done on those poor Prancing Horses from Italy. Just goes to show you how far people power will go to show their disdain for their ousted president.
Tunisia’s former president, Zine El Abinide Ben Ali, has already fled to Saudi Arabia, but unfortunately for him, he left behind a few possessions that ended up receiving the full wrath of his disgruntled countrymen, most notably his family’s collection of Ferraris.
Last week, a couple of rioters commandeered a forklift and stole what was reported to be the ex-president’s Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. Photos were even taken of the pilfering when the forklift was leisurely driving along a highway in broad daylight with the 599 GTB sticking out like a skewered barbecue.
If that wasn’t enough, we just found out that another Prancing Horse – a Ferrari California - owned by the ex-president’s family was brutally vandalized by even more rioters to the point that its wheels were stripped off, its badges were removed, and its interior accessories were all, shall we say, ‘borrowed’.
We don’t know what’s going to happen to Tunisia in the long run, but from the looks of things, it sure doesn’t look like a safe place for any Prancing Horses to play around.
Check out the videos of those poor Ferraris after the jump.