Food Network star Guy Fieri was out of the kitchen and in a California courtroom Monday to testify against a teen accused of stealing the celebrity chef's yellow Lamborghini in 2011.
Max Wade, now 19, reportedly stole Fieri's car out of a San Francisco dealer in March 2011 to try and impress a girl, Eva Dedier. A year later, prosecutors say he drove a motorcycle up alongside Dedier and her new boyfriend as they sat in a truck and opened fire on the couple, apparently out of anger over being spurned.
Wade was charged with car theft and attempted murder after police traced his motorcycle helmet back to a storage facility in Richmond where they found the Lamborghini, the motorcycle, and the gun allegedly used in the shooting, according to KTVU.com.
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Fieri was called to testify about the stolen car, which he says was taken by the insurance company after it was recovered. He spent only a few minutes on the stand, according to KTVU.com, just enough time to say that he did not know Wade personally and did not give the teenager permission to take the vehicle.
"It's been a really crazy story," Fieri told reporters after his court appearance. "You never think a car like that is going to get taken from the dealership. I figured when we sent it down to them to get a warranty job that it would come back."
The chef said he was in the middle of shooting his Food Network show "Drives, Diners, and Dine-ins" in Chicago when he first heard about his missing Lamborghini.
"Because the cameras were running when I answered the phone, I thought 'Oh, someone is messing with me! This is a bad joke.' But it wasn't a bad joke," Fieri said.
The jury will begin deliberating Wade's fate Tuesday.
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