There are two types of people in the world: The kind that are content to plod slowly toward death, eating the same type of Nutri-grain bar and parting their hair on the same side day in and day out until eventually they just don't anymore. Then there's the kind who abscond with someone else's Maserati, driving the shit out of the thing until eventually getting caught a couple of days later.

James Wolf belongs to the latter group. The 22-year-old bon vivant on Friday convinced the attendant of a Tribeca garage that he had permission to drive the car, a $130,000 black 2012 Maserati GranTurismo, insisting that he was taking it to Formula One Auto Collision in Long Island City to be serviced, DNAinfo first reported.

While the Maserati had in fact been serviced in the shop in the past, and Wolf had been an employee there, a significant problem remained: Wolf had been fired from the shop the week before, meaning he certainly had not been authorized to ride off in any car, Mazda nor Maserati alike.

The NYPD tracked Wolf down on Monday, but luckily for him, the car's fashion photographer owner was sympathetic to his misdeeds. “It was no big deal," he told the Post. "He took my car, and they got it back.”

Wolf acknowledged that he'd had the car for the weekend, and was released on his own recognizance.

This is not the first time thieves have employed not terribly clever tactics to take off with a Maserati. In fact, it apparently happens pretty regularly! Maserati: Italian for "sucker"?