Ferris and his best friend Cameron decided to skip school and go to an afternoon baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Ferris persuaded Cameron to drive Cameron’s father’s restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California to the game.
On the way to Dodger Stadium Ferris went to a Federal Express Store and sent his Rolex Submariner watch via Federal Express to New York Custom Watch Repair, a watch-repair shop in New York so it could be serviced. Ferris put his watch in a special box provided by Federal Express with instructions that it be sent by overnight delivery. Federal Express sent the box with the watch to New York Custom Watch Repair and it arrived the following day.
Cameron was worried that if they parked the Ferrari inside Dodger stadium it would be damaged, so they left the car at Joe’s Auto Park, a private parking lot near Dodger stadium. Joe’s Auto Park charges $50 for parking and provides a “shuttle service” to Dodger stadium before and after the game.
Joe’s Auto Park’s employee, Larry, assured Cameron that he was a professional and would take good care of the Ferrari. Cameron gave keys to the car to Larry, who said he would park it in a safe place. Cameron and Ferris took the shuttle bus to Dodger stadium where they watched the Dodgers trounce the San Francisco Giants, 9 – 1.
As soon as Cameron and Ferris left Larry quit his job at Joe’s Auto Park and drove off with the Ferrari. Larry drove the car up Highway 1 and eventually ended up in Oakland, where he sold the car to The Orion Group, a criminal organization that ships expensive cars overseas where they are sold with fake title documents. The Orion Group sent the Ferrari to Hong Kong and sold it to a member of the 14K Triad.
After the game Cameron and Ferris returned to Joe’s Auto Park and were surprised to see that there was no one working. Their surprise turned to horror when they discovered that the Ferrari was nowhere to be seen.