Gizmondo founder crashes his Ferrari,1,1761627,full.story

Eriksson, 44, declined to be interviewed Wednesday, according to a security officer posted in front of his gated Bel-Air mansion.

But he had told authorities that he was a passenger in the car driven by a mysterious German man whom he knew only as Dietrich when the Ferrari Enzo lost control and crashed Tuesday on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. He said Dietrich fled on foot up a canyon and disappeared.

But detectives are skeptical of that explanation…

That article makes the fellow sound like a charicature wheeler-dealer international man of scam.

Too bad he had already resigned his Gizmondo position once he was outed as a member of the Swedish mafia. Would have been the perfect story otherwise.

No shit – the Swedes have a mafia?

Dig it:

Now you won’t be so quick to argue with Anders and Kalle!

The story gets weirder:,0,1423392.story?coll=la-home-headlines

This is sort of off-topic, but this story reminds me of a personal anecdote. Years ago, I was out partying with a friend and mutual old high school friends. It was a rather raucous night involving mind-altering substances both legal and otherwise. Anyway, my friend’s old high school pal, this totally crazy yet oddly charismatic southern boy from Batty Rouge, Weezie, he had this odd assortment of pals. One of them was (evidently) a software maven from Brussels, an MIT grad who helped design the first Helpdesk. He drove this crazy BMW and he drove it like the wind, my friend. The best part was that I was so high, I thought his legitimate Austrian (or wherever the Hell Brussels is) accent was phony, and he just like dropping Schwarzenegger quotes. VE KOON TAKE MY KAH.

Oh, and later on, he went into this wild diatribe about The Ways Things Should Be. YOO ARE A MAHN, YES? YOO CHOOD KOOM HOME UND HAFF TOO SEFFENTEEN YEER ULD GHURLSS SOOKING YOOR COOK ZE SEGUND YOO VALK TROO ZUH DOOWAH! Like, wow, man.

And you’re sure about Brussels? If he was from Brussels, there should have been unnecessary bureaucracy somewhere in there. For example, the girls would have had to complete fellatio performance application form EU-F4, printed in eight languages, to be submitted to the Central European Bureau of Fellating, in bound triplicate, typed or printed only.

This is really still big news here in so cal…I guess now they are doing DNA to test the blood on the airbag and his blood- to determine if there really is a mystery German man… wtf??? heee.

That is like blaming my typos on my Macintosh keyboard.

Now they’re saying “Stefan Eriksson and the other man in the car, identified by authorities as Trevor Karney, had a video camera rolling as they raced on Pacific Coast Highway on the morning of Feb. 21 at speeds in excess of 162 mph.” The police are looking for the video. Here’s hoping they find it!

And now they’ve seized his McLaren. Apparently he was driving around after registering it as non-operational, and, oh yeah, “Scotland Yard said the car might have been stolen.”

On the stolen car:

The entire incident was caught on tape by a 13-year-old exotic car buff who has filmed Eriksson’s vehicles in the past.


I keep thinking this story can’t get any weirder, but it does. So was this Trevor Karney guy who was videotaping it was a minor?

No the minor’s name is “Spyder Dobrofsky, a 13-year-old car enthusiast”. Almost too good to be true.

I can’t get over the accusation that the car might have been stolen. How many stolen McLarens could there possibly be floating around in the world, and then to go out and drive it around LA?