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Old 04-10-2006, 05:10 PM   #1
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Remember the ferrari enzo crash about a month ago?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/04/10/fer....ap/index.html

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LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The Swedish video game entrepreneur involved in the 162-mph crash of a rare Ferrari has been arrested on suspicion of grand theft, officials said.

Detectives concluded that the wrecked Enzo Ferrari -- one of only 400 made -- along with a Mercedes and another Enzo Ferrari in Stefan Eriksson's collection were actually owned by British financial institutions, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.

Eriksson apparently brought the cars to Los Angeles when he moved from Britain last year, but the financial institutions that held the titles said his payments had lapsed.

Authorities have said the $600,000 Mercedes had been reported to London's Scotland Yard. The Ferrari was worth more than $1 million.

All three cars have been confiscated, and Eriksson, 44, was arrested at his Bel-Air home Saturday, Whitmore said.

He is being held without bail because U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement put a hold him, the Los Angeles Times reported in Monday editions.

The Ferrari crash spun into a web of mystery when Eriksson told authorities that he was only a passenger in the car and that the driver was a German acquaintance he knew only as Dietrich. He said Dietrich ran into the hills, but a search by sheriff's deputies turned up no one.

Officials have questioned Eriksson's story, noting that only the driver's side air bag had blood on it and Eriksson had a cut lip. The front of the red Ferrari crumpled when it slammed into a poll on the Pacific Coast Highway on February 21.

Eriksson was an executive with Gizmondo, a European video game company that filed for bankruptcy.


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Old 04-10-2006, 06:55 PM   #2
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yeah that was posted on here
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:03 PM   #3
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dur, is this a repost because I just found this new article about the driver today.
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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Yeah, you're in it deep when you crash a million dollar car that you're behind on the payments for....
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it's new to me. Interesting though.
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Yep, he is in some deep crapola. Serves him right.
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Seeing as he stopped paying on it, I am sure the ins. had lapsed also.
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^^^ No kidding. I bet the insurance alone on that car cost more than my car+insurance+gas+maintainance+rent combined!! LOL Yeah, he's definitely screwed!
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So when he gets out of jail here - 162 mph, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, falsely reporting an incident to a police officer, no insurance, and essentially driving a stolen vehicle, etc... the Brits are going to want their turn with him...
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Yeah, they'll prolly want to send him to Tailand and have him cained and then castrated with an iron skillet!! LOL
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