• Report: Valet driver crashes Shelby Cobra replica at Metropolitan

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A valet driver at the Metropolitan in Midtown crashed a sports car when he lost control while parking the car.

    A police report states that John Falcone, 26, lost control of a 1965 Shelby Cobra replica and crashed into a concrete base of a light pole.

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    Falcone told police he was pulling away from the valet stand when the car took off at a very fast speed, the report said. He tried to get the car out of gear, but lost control, the report states.

    The police report states a witness told police she saw the driver leave the valet stand at a high rate of speed.

    The damage to the Cobra was estimated at $5,000.

    A recent eBay posting has a similar Shelby Cobra replica listed for $50,000.

    The report said debris from the Cobra hit a 2007 BMW that was parked nearby and caused damage to that car also.  The damage to the BMW was estimated at $500.

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