• Apr 10, 2006

Stefan Eriksson, the Swedish video game impresario at the center of February's EnzoGate in Malibu, California has been booked on "suspicion of grand theft," and is being held without bail.

This, after detectives searched his Bel-Air residence on Saturday night. It isn't clear what the officials were looking for (or what they found), nor is has the new charge been directly attributed to disintegrated Ferrari.

For those who missed it, Eriksson was in a Ferrari Enzo when it clipped a pole along the Pacific Coast Highway at an estimated 162 mph while racing a mystery Mercedes. From thereon out, everything gets a little muddy. Was Eriksson driving? Was it even his Ferrari? The tale has yet to unravel, but we're reasonably sure there's a made-for-television movie in here somewhere, especially considering the bonus legal run-in by Eriksson's wife last month. The entrepreneur's S.O. was apparently clipped for driving around in a Benz SLR McLaren wearing foreign plates. Subsequent investigations have revealed that the exotic may have been illegally imported from the UK.

[Source: Associated Press via ABC 7 Los Angeles]

(Thanks for the tip, FinishedLawSchool)

 *Update: CNN is reporting that police have confiscated three vehicles (including another Enzo and the SLR). Word is that Erikkson had lapsed on payments to British financial institutions, with the latter being reported to Scotland Yard authorities. The spectacular flameout continues...

[Source: Associated Press via CNN] 

(Top update, Juan!)

 



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      • 8 Years Ago
      #4, I saw that too.... typo, or something else?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now where is this "Dietrich" when you need him?:) This story just keeps getting better and better...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Time to keep my eyes peeled at the police auctions for that second Enzo!
      • 8 Years Ago
      You see what happends when rich people get bored they just want attention. well hey if I were the guy id do the same thing lol but faster if posssible.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How about "The Rich and The Stupid"
      • 8 Years Ago
      Let's see: 1) Wrecks a million dollar toy; 2) Gets arrested; 3) Wife gets pinched also; and 4) Surprise, surprise, his company is bankrupt. . . .Swedish video game impresario??? Impresario indicates a manager; the only thing Stefan seems good at managing is destruction. This guy probably thought things were looking up after he heard about number 3!
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's the matter, rich boy can't pay for his toys?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Movie title idea: "The Fast and the F-Up"