Drive Wire for October 18, 2016: Man Allegedly Cons Women Into Buying Him Expensive Sports Cars

The 28-year-old was arrested after allegedly fleeing in his white Lamborghini Gallardo.

byThe Drive Staff| PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2016 6:46 PM

Hey there. Will Sabel Courtney here for Drive Wire on October 18th, 2016.

Timothy Rossell, 28, was captured on October 13th in Illinois after fleeing his fiancée in Union, Missouri, in a white 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo.

According to police, Rossell, who reportedly told his 27-year-old fiancée he was a U.S. marshal named Austyn Gardner, convinced her to buy him a Cadillac Escalade, a Ford Mustang, and a Can-Am Spyder.

The white Lamborghini, in turn, was reportedly purchased for Rossell by another 27-year-old woman in Florida, who also purportedly bought him a 2016 Corvette Z06.

She also told police she had loaned him $27,000.

Police say Rossell fled after his fiancée discovered credit cards opened in her name that she was unaware of, as well as federal I.D that listed him with a different name.

He was reportedly caught in trying to buy a bus ticket in Effingham, Illinois; his Lamborghini had developed a flat tire.

That’s it for Drive Wire on October 17th, 2016. I’m Will Sabel Courtney; thanks for watching, and please check out The Drive for more on the big stories from the transportation world.