Remember Dietrich? He was the mystery German man Stefan Eriksson first said was driving that Ferrari Enzo last year when it crashed. After Eriksson admitted to being the driver, Eriksson said he must have fabricated Dietrich due to the blackout he suffered after the crash.
So you're Stefan Eriksson and you're being charged with three counts of embezzlement, three counts of grand theft auto and illegal gun possession. You've destroyed a Ferrari Enzo, one of the greatest exotic supercars of all time, and blamed it on your imaginary German friend, Dietrich. Oh, and you're also responsible for the Gizmondo, which itself is a crime in some countries. You find yourself in L.A. Superior Court on Monday and the prosecutor offers you a plea deal of two years and four month
Car-Parazzi is a new fan-site that features exotics, classics, hot-rod and muscle cars caught on the street cruising in their natural state. A team of four teens and preteens runs the remarkable site, although you would never know it at first glance. The group was recently invited on The Tonight Show and interviewed by Jay Leno, who was obviously impressed by the youngster's after-school activities.
After an attorney switch-a-roo, Stefan Eriksson entered a plea of "not guilty" in response to nine charges against him including grand theft, embezzlement and drunken-driving. For those of you who were living under a rock or caught up in an American Idol stupor over the last few months, the seven felony and two misdemeanor charges relate to the Feb. 21 crash of Ericksson's Ferrari Enzo, which was unceremoniously torn in half after hitting a pole along a Malibu freeway at 160 mph.
If the Stefan Eriksson story doesn't at least net a made-for-TV movie, it'll be a cryin' shame. The latest development in the already corkscrewed caper is that a business associate of the Enzo-ending fallen tech mogul was arrested Tuesday for impersonating a police officer in an attempt to buy firearms.
Stefan Eriksson has lost yet another supercar in his dwindling collection of elite automobiles. The first we all recall was his Ferrari Enzo that disintegrated upon impact with a telephone phone on the Pacific Coast Highway. This time his wife is responsible for the loss, as she was pulled over in Beverly Hills driving the family McLaren SLR without a valid driver’s license while the car was still sporting British plates. Beverly Hills’ finest promptly impounded the Mercedes.