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When thieves tried to steal meat mogul Evan Wexler’s exotic sports cars for the 18th time, he ran naked from his bed with a loaded semiautomatic rifle to fire warning shots from his porch.
The shots were fired and the thief fled.
But Evan Wexler, 56, exposed his frustration with police, who said they were more concerned with seeing him than catching the callous bandits who had been in his Ferrari, Lamborghini and Hummer for the past two years.
On Sunday night, according to CCTV footage, thieves broke into his Mercedes G car parked in the driveway of his Fort Lee, NJ, home in search of the keys to his more exotic trips. It was the same M.O. Thieves who used it last August to steal his rare Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe valued at more than half a million dollars, Wexler said.
The Lamborghini, which was one of 10 in the United States at the time, was found in an abandoned house in Newark a week later with $ 80,000 in damage.
The second-generation butcher-turned-burger and steak wholesaler, nicknamed “the picky gentlemen” on Instagram, lives in a mansion in Fort Lee’s upscale Bluff neighborhood, overlooking the Hudson River.
Evan Wexler claims to have called the police 25 times for robbery attempts since August 2019, but Fort Lee police only arrested the thieves once earlier this year.
The colorful businessman was in the crosshairs of the police after unloading the AR-15 rifle from him during a robbery attempt in the early hours of March 25, 2020.
Police initially charged Wexler with aggravated assault and possession of weapons for illegal purposes, but reluctantly confessed to the charges of possession of a deadly weapon to end the case. This pistol was another one found by the police on his property, illegal because the magazine contained too many bullets.
“I’m a guy who’s terrified at Fort Lee,” Wexler said.
“There’s an accident where a guy starts my car, I leave the house with a gun, the guy starts the car, goes ahead and shoots my gun.
“At this point, the Fort Lee police show up, there are no shooting victims, but they are coming to reverse the situation.”
Evan Wexler with his Mercedes G Wagon outside his home in New Jersey.
“The department has assigned more patrols and personnel to the affected areas,” Fort Lee Police Department Capt. Edward Young told The Post.
“The department has assigned officers and detectives who have walked through affected neighborhoods to educate residents to please close the door and take their key chains.”
Wexler admitted that he occasionally leaves his commute unlocked, but only on rare occasions, and his collectible cars are fortified behind the best security doors money can buy.
“Sometimes I forget to lock the car, but most of the time the car is locked,” he said.
Evan Wexler photographed with his Lamborghini.
Dramatic CCTV footage showed the thief spotting Wexler and his gun, parked the car, got out, and ran in the opposite direction.
In an arrest report filed with the Fort Lee City Court, Officer Jonathan Kim acknowledged that there was “a long history of reporting to Fort Lee police about suspects attempting to steal [Wexler] vehicles.”
Following the investigation, Wexler was forced to sell his weapons and was sentenced to two years of probation.
Potential motor vehicle criminals still sneak onto Wexler’s property in the middle of the night on average every two weeks, he says, but he feels powerless to stop them.
“I’m tired and scared,” he said.
“I have spent too many sleepless nights because I am helpless.
“At least when I had weapons in the house I knew I had some protection when they entered my house, but now I only have one dog.”
Responding to questions about what they are doing to catch the thieves in the act, Fort Lee police said they stepped up patrols in the “affected areas” and participated in a social media flash that struck the resident who remembered lock their cars.
“The department has deployed more patrols and more personnel to the affected areas,” said Edward Young, Capt. Edward Young of the Fort Lee Police Department.
“The department hired officers and detectives who toured affected neighborhoods to educate residents on how to lock the doors and remove the trailers.”
Wexler admitted that he sometimes leaves his car unlocked, but only on rare occasions, and his classic cars are tied up behind the best security doors money can buy.
“Sometimes I forget to lock the car, but most of the time the car is stuck,” he said.
“The police tell me to lock the doors and I will show them videos of people entering my property and trying to open my locked cars.”
Wexler’s security measures include retractable poles, a magnetized security barrier, and hidden cameras with motion detection.
“The motion detector is a blessing and a curse because now I see how many times these guys do it every night.