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Guy Fieri appears in a promotional photo for the Food Network series Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. - Provided courtesy of Food Network

Guy Fieri's $200,000 Lamborghini found after 1 year - in storage unit

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04/30/2012 by Corinne Heller

Yeeeeep, that's right: Food Network chef and host Guy Fieri could have ended up on "Storage Wars."

A $200,000 yellow, customized 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo owned by the spiky-haired "Diners, Drive-ins and Drives" host was stolen from a car dealership in San Francisco in March 2011. On Saturday, April 28, police found it about 20 miles away, inside a storage unit in the city of Point Richmond, authorities confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com.

Fieri told AutoTrader.com in an interview posted in June 2011 that he owns several new and vintage cars - including a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible, a 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV, a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, a 2006 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak Pick-up, a 1976 Jeep CJ5, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a 1965 Carroll Shelby continuation 427 Cobra.

He said at the time: "The Lamborghini is in sports car heaven."

Authorities said that the thief had used rock-climbing gear to enter the San Francisco car dealership through the roof and then drove the Lamborghini away. Security cameras on the Golden Gate Bridge showed it heading north. It was then spotted on surveillance video in the town of Tiburon.

The thief has not been identified. The storage unit where police found the car belonged to a 17-year-old boy and he was arrested for a suspected connection with an unrelated shooting, the Los Angeles Times quoted authorities as saying.

Fieri, who is also known as the host of NBC game show "Minute to Win it," has not commented.

On the first 11 seasons of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," which sees him visiting mostly "comfort food" eateries across the country, Fieri drives a red 1967 convertible Chevy Camaro SS. In more recent episodes, the host is seen behind the wheel of a different Camaro. The show, also dubbed "Triple D" or "DDD," began season 14 earlier this month.

Fieri is also keeping busy with his own restaurants, such as Tex Wasabi and the Italian eatery Johnny Garlic, which has several branches in his native California. On Monday, April 30, the celebrity chef and host Tweeted: "On the way to San Jose to open the new Johnny Garlic's...u gotta get there..."

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