Man Sentenced For Wrecking Missy Elliot’s Car

A man who wrecked Missy Elliot’s $300,000 Lamborghini

Diablo was sentenced to three years in jail after a late night tryst that ended

in disaster October 9, 2001.

The saga began when Joseph Thomas Henry, 34,

took the Italian made sports car for a spin. The car was shipped from California

and being stored in a building in Richmond, Virginia, before making it’s final

stop at Elliot’s Virginia Beach home. The car never made it.

Henry decided to "take it" for a test

drive. Three miles from the garage, Henry lost control of the vehicle, plowing

through a stop sign, a tree and over curbs.

"This is not a typical unauthorized-use

case by any means, your honor," Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike

Huberman told the judge before Henry was sentenced. "He takes a vehicle

that is worth more than most houses and totals it."

Henry must also pay $170,000 in restitution

and $1,975 for curb repairs. Elliot’s insurance company reimbursed her $200,000

and the insurance company auctioned the wrecked vehicle off for $105,000.

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