Like a dry cleaner wearing and staining the very clothes he’s entrusted to clean, a Minneapolis garage owner has been arrested for crashing a customer’s treasured silver Lamborghini Gallardo. Top Gear Autoworks garage owner, David Juntunen, as well as his alleged accomplice Pamela Jean Dupont, are both charged with insurance fraud and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, with authorities saying they racked up nearly $82,500 dollars in damage and then filing an insurance claim.
The joyride was four months after Judson Champlin, the car’s owner, sought out Top Gear to store his Lamborghini for the winter. On March 9, 2012, a Fridley police officer saw the sports car speeding by on University Avenue, it was confirmed later that about 15 minutes afterward, Juntunen smashed into three trees and two light poles, causing up to $10,000 in damage to a northeast Minneapolis park.
After the criminal complaint was filed, it was revealed that Juntunen has been on the wrong side of a policeman’s flashlight a number of times before, having been charged with 59 crimes in 30 court cases, mainly dealing with driving offenses as well as criminal sexual conduct, burglary, and illegally parachuting from the top of the Foshay Tower on New Year’s Eve 2008, which was recorded and can still be seen on YouTube.