Would-be exotic-car thief thwarted by metal gate

LOS ANGELES (AP) A would-be car thief was caught on video breaking into an exotic car rental business but was thwarted after failing to smash through the metal gate enclosing the location.

KABC-TV reports the suspect, who made no attempts to disguise his face, is seen breaking into the office of Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car and swiping the keys to most of the cars on the lot.

He tried to use a less-expensive Honda to ram the metal fence and gate surrounding the business's parking lot. When that didn't work, he tried with a McLaren.

It is believed he spent more than two hours on the lot before giving up and fleeing.

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The manager of the self-insured business says at least $50,000 in damage was done to the vehicles.

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Information from: KABC-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/