Marin County sheriff's officials said this morning that at least two people tried to break into the juvenile hall room occupied by a San Rafael teen accused of attempted murder in Mill Valley and the theft of a $200,000 Lamborghini from a San Francisco dealership.
The pair were probably just trying to give their buddy a birthday present.
Trouble for the unknown duo of suspects now on the lam from Marin County, however, is that breaking into juvenile hall is illegal, especially when it was most likely to free Max Wade, the teen charged with attempted murder and stealing Food Network chef Guy Fieri's lemon-yellow Lamborghini.
As first reported in the Marin Independent Journal, two suspects tried to cut into Marin County's juvenile hall 4:30 a.m. Friday with bolt cutters and a sledge-hammer.
Inside was the birthday boy, who turned 18 on Friday, the legal age to be moved to an adult prison. Prosecutors had already decided to charge him as an adult.
The San Rafael teen is facing charges of trying to gun down a Mill Valley couple in April, as well as stealing Fieri's Lamborghini during an elaborate, MacGyver-like heist from a San Francisco warehouse in 2011.
In May, authorities found the $200,000 2008 Gallardo Spyder convertible Lamborghini at a Point Richmond storage unit, while investigating the attempted murder case from the previous month. Also discovered inside the unit: An AK-47 assault rifle, a second assault rifle, shotgun shells, electronics for jamming cell phones, false IDS for California, Florida and New York, and a San Francisco police uniform and badge.
In an interview (see below), Fieri gave "big props" to the police for finding his "yellow Lambo," and he declined to say much more as the case was being investigated.
Wade has pleaded not guilty to the crimes, and he's being held on $2 million bail.
His lawyer, Charles Drescow, told the newspaper that he believes the teen's cases should be tried separately, and the famous Lamborghini charges should be tried in juvenile court.
If convicted of all counts, the newly turned adult could face a maximum of 30 years in prison.