MAFS wedding guest is caught up in terrifying juvenile delinquency with her prized BMW written off in wild 200mph police case
- MAFS star had her BMW stolen
- Young people chasing at high speed with police
- Luxury car was considered a write-off
- Nurse felt ‘violated’ by alleged theft
A controversial MAFS star is devastated after her prized BMW was smashed by brazen young thugs who chased the luxury car at high speed.
Samantha Symes, who appeared in an episode of the hit reality show and is in a relationship with ex-contestant Dan Hunjas, had been visiting her local shops in Brisbane when she returned to find her luxury car had disappeared.
After checking CCTV footage from the parking lot, security guards said the cosmetic nurse’s teens had left in her 2020 BMW Sport.
Ms Symes quickly posted a social media appeal and received videos of several youths dangerously driving through the city streets in her prized possession.
“It’s the most violent feeling knowing that someone stole your property,” the mother of one shared A current situation.
Mrs. Symes is pictured in the dress she wore to Dan Hunja’s MAFS wedding to Sandy
Videos posted to social media show two youths sitting in the front and a teenager in the back appearing to be smoking from a glass bong.
Queensland Police sent two helicopters to track the car as it clocked speeds of up to 200 km/h and ran 17 red lights through the streets of Brisbane.
In the end, officers were forced to use spikes to stop BMW and also hit the car with their own vehicles, causing extensive damage.
Police have charged two teenagers with the alleged theft of the BMW.
Mrs. Symes had worked hard to pay for the car and still owed $55,000 on it when it broke down
Videos posted to social media show two youths sitting in the front and a teen in the back appearing to be inhaling smoke from a glass bong (pictured)
Ms Symes was devastated after her car was returned with several large scrapes and destroyed tyres. The vehicle was eventually considered written off.
The cosmetic nurse had worked hard to buy her dream car after years of full-time college and raising her little daughter.
“It was kind of a gift to myself for doing the hard yards,” she said.
When she went to claim insurance through Budget Direct, she was told that assessors had found a digital car key in the glove compartment, which is considered a real key.
The luxury car was deemed written off after police were forced to drive into it with their own vehicles
Mrs. Symes was devastated when her car was returned with several large scrapes and destroyed tires. The vehicle was eventually deemed written off (she is pictured with her BMW)
Luxury car drivers have the option of using a digital car key, which resembles a credit card, to simplify the process of opening and starting the vehicle.
The keys, which can only be registered by the car owner, can also be paired with a smartphone, so drivers can simply tap their mobile on the car door.
However, as there was a digital key in the car, Ms Syme’s policy was initially voided – leaving her behind $55,000 owed in a write-off.
However, after A Current Affair made inquiries, Budget Direct has agreed to uphold its claim, saying Ms. Syme is pleased with the outcome.