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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/convertibles/" rel="tag">Convertible</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/government-legal/" rel="tag">Government/Legal</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/supercars/" rel="tag">Supercars</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/ferrari/" rel="tag">Ferrari</a></p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/09/10/hooks-ferrari-stolen-twice/15398271/?sf30936294=1"><img alt="Twice Stolen Ferrari" data-caption="This taken on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo and provided by the Fontana (Calif.) Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, shows a stolen 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported that Fontana Police arrested Earnie Hooks, of Los Angeles, for stealing the same Ferrari, twice. Court records say heâs pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police. (AP Photo/Fontana Police Department)" data-credit="ASSOCIATED PRESS" data-mep="448618" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/3000x1768+0+0/resize/628x370!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/midas/120be8b86124a69b79a2cda8071895f3/200740479/e4ffb3bf6e26478d9d61833decc55fc5.jpeg" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/09/10/hooks-ferrari-stolen-twice/15398271/?sf30936294=1"><img alt="Twice Stolen Ferrari" class="right border" data-caption="This photo released by the Fontana Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, shows suspect Earnie Hooks, 39, of Los Angeles, during his booking at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported that Hooks was arrested last week for stealing the same Ferrari, twice. Court records say heâs pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police. (AP Photo/Fontana Police Department)" data-credit="ASSOCIATED PRESS" data-mep="448619" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/2229x2612+89+342/resize/250x293!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/midas/8557b31923affcc71564ffa8344e2f3f/200727986/56673ecdfcfc4cb9bb00e3a8d8601875.jpeg" style="float: right;" /></a>Cars get stolen all the time. It's an unfortunate reality, but a reality nonetheless. It's just unusual when the same guy steals the same car twice, but that's what apparently occurred recently in Fontana, CA.<br /><br />That's where one Earnie Hooks was arrested late last month driving a black <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/ferrari/458+spider/">Ferrari 458 Spider</a>. According to police, Hooks was intoxicated when he arrived at a roadside checkpoint, and when they ran the plates, they found the car was reported as stolen.<br /><br />Hooks managed to evade police (not too hard to imagine given the car he was driving) and later abandoned the car, which was taken to the impound. Around 3 am the next morning, though, <em>someone</em> broke into the impound and stole the car... again. Hooks was found five days later in Studio City, still driving the stolen <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/ferrari/">Ferrari</a>. He was arrested and somehow still had the gall to plead not guilty to the charges of car theft and resisting arrest.<p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/11/california-man-steals-same-ferrari-twice-report/">CA man accused of stealing same Ferrari twice</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:46:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/11/california-man-steals-same-ferrari-twice-report/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20960952/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/11/california-man-steals-same-ferrari-twice-report/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a>


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