In retrospect, a pair of Hyundais might have attracted less attention.
Two Lamborghini SUVs stolen from a dealership in Wayland crashed into each other after racing through the streets of Malden during the morning commute Tuesday, leading to one arrest, police said.
Shortly before 8 a.m., an off-duty officer spotted the luxury cars heading north on Dartmouth Street. He followed and saw one SUV slam into a car stopped at a red light, police said. The second SUV then rear-ended the first, and three teenagers got out of the cars and ran.
A short time later, police arrested Elijah McKinney, 18, of Cambridge. McKinney was initially spotted on Charles Street before police caught him on Commercial Street.
“After an initial pat-down by me, I found one set of Lamborghini keys, and then Officer Franzese found another set of Lamborghini keys," police wrote in a report.
The other two suspects — an 18-year-old from Malden and a 17-year-old from Cambridge — remain at large. Police said they learned the suspects’ names during an interview with McKinney.
Police also recovered a green athletic tee shirt from the white Lamborghini, as well as a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers, a Wireless Bear phone charger, a glass and tile scraper, a roll of Gorilla tape, and a Sprite bottle from the black Lamborghini, according to a police report.
At his arraignment, McKinney pleaded not guilty to charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle and resisting arrest, said Malden Police Captain Marc Gatcomb. He was released to home confinement and must wear a GPS monitor. His lawyer couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
The woman whose car was struck at the red light was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, police said.
The SUVs were stolen from Herb Chambers Lamborghini Boston, a luxury car dealership in Wayland. The price tag for a new 2020 Lamborghini SUV is $207,326, according to Cars.com.
Malden police posted a photo of the stolen SUVs on Facebook with the headline “Great Way to Attract Attention to Yourself.”
“At first glance, we thought it was two ‘high rollers,’ but they were later determined to be car thieves,” police wrote. “After police intervention, one man ran so fast from one of the stolen vehicles, he didn’t have time to put on a shirt; he was quick, but not quick enough. Malden had a resolution for his problem… LOCKED HIM UP AND LET THE COURT RESOLVE IT.”
Travis Andersen of the Globe Staff contributed to this report.