A man recently broke into Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon and drove away with a brand new DB11. The man was identified as Jason Boon and the police have since then recovered the vehicle from him.
According to media reports, Jason Boon was stranded in south Warwickshire on the night of May 5, 2017. He was able to walk into the premises unimpeded due to a failure in the security system. The glitch in the security system also gave Boon access to an office space where keys to the cars parked outside were kept. He took one of the keys and drove off in an unregistered DB11.
By 5.40 a.m. the police were alerted and Boon was tracked down soon after. The police found the car keys, some Aston Martin paperwork in his possession.
The judge sentenced Boon to 10 months in jail suspended to 2 months after pleading guilty to the following charges- burglary, aggravated vehicle taking and driving without a vehicle insurance. The judge also ordered Boon to pay £200 and has banned him from driving for a year.
The car suffered some damage while it was in the hands of Jason Boon. Aston Martin says, the grey DB11 will written off since can’t sold as new. Also, selling it as a used vehicle requires it to be registered to someone in the first place.
Source: Coventry Telegraph