Ludacris Gets $200,000 Mercedes-Amg S63 Stolen as He Stopped to Use an ATM

The Mercedes-Amg S63 is one of the most powerful and expensive sedans the brand has ever produced. However, one of these Mercedes-Amg models went on a bit of a wild ride a few weeks ago after thieves decided to steal it.

According to WSB-TV2, part of what makes this story interesting is that the vehicle in question belongs to rapper and actor Ludacris. In fact, Ludacris was just a few feet away at an ATM when the robbery took place. Thankfully, the S63 is full of tech that complicated an easy getaway.

How do you steal a $200,000 Mercedes-Amg S63?

An image of a white Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG parked outdoors.
Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG | Mercedes-AMG

This stolen begins as Ludacris pulls up to an Atlanta shopping center in his Mercedes-Amg S63. At this point, WSB-TV2 report that Ludacris decided to go to a nearby ATM to retrieve some cash. However, it seems someone was watching him very closely. We know this because a video obtained by WSB-TV2 shows a man quickly making his way into the six-figure sedan.

Unfortunately for Ludacris, he decided to leave his Mercedes-AMG S63 running as he went to complete his ATM run. As a result, he accidentally became a prime target for this crime. However, Ludacris reportedly left an iPad, a Louis Vuitton bag, and a laptop inside of his S63. As a result, police were reportedly able to trace the iPad and recover it. Unfortunately, the S63 was nowhere to be found.

Mercedes found the stolen super sedan

An image of a white Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG parked outdoors.
Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG | Mercedes-AMG

Part of what makes the Mercedes-AMG S63 appealing is its abundance of onboard tech. As a result, it isn’t easy to make a swift getaway in one of these cars. While the 603-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 can reach 60 mph in around three seconds, it’s worthless if the car has a tracker. As a result, WSB-TV2 report that Mercedes-Benz was able to track the stolen car with ease.

When police followed up to find the Mercedes-AMG S63, they caught up with it outside of an apartment complex. While police were able to recover this stolen car, Atlanta police Deputy Chief Michael O’Connor told WSB-TV2,

“It’s imperative that people take their key fob with them when they leave their vehicle.”

Police Deputy Chief Michael O’Connor via WSB-TV2

Since Ludacris made it extremely easy for the thief by leaving his keys in the car, he took to Instagram to make light of the situation with a hilarious skit.

Ludacris’ sense of humor is the best part of this story


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As you can see from the Instagram video embedded above, Ludacris and his friends are managing this stolen Mercedes-AMG S63 story with a good sense of humor. While Ludacris managed to get his car back, you might not be quite as lucky if your car doesn’t feature a complex tracking system. As a result, it is worth taking extra time to secure your vehicle, even when you’re close nearby, because you never know who is watching.