A thief spent four hours moving other cars so he could steal two Ferrari GTO 250 replicas from a Yorkshire car dealership.
But after Michael Jefferson and his accomplice finally made off in the replica Ferraris, they ran out of petrol and were forced to abandon the cars.
Bradford Crown Court was told the break-in at the Performance Porsche car dealership in Brighouse, and the ‘hot-wiring’ of the cars, caused £1,000 of damage. The pair had knocked an alarm off a wall and broken into several other cars to move them out of the way.
Jefferson, aged 29, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to burglary of the dealership and three homes.
The court sentenced him to serve 20 months in prison for the dealership burglary plus a further three years consecutive for the house break-ins.