Follow-up: Mysterious Dietrich identified from that bizarre Ferarri crash


Last year, a spectacular crash of a $1 million Ferrari left a lot of questions unanswered. Who were those mysterious men who picked up Eriksson? How did a fully loaded automatic pistol get under the seat of a person who stopped to help? Why exactly does the San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority have an anti-terrorism unit? And who is this mysterious Dietrich who was allegedly driving the car when it crashed?

Well, the authorities think they have an answer to that last question. Trevor Karney is in custody on charges of drunken driving, among others. He gave a false address to the police, and while they were trying to track him down, he slipped out of the country, then slipped back in. His story was (get this) that he was a passenger in a Mercedes that was behind the Ferrari, and when it crashed, the driver of the Mercedes stopped, Karney got out, and the Mercedes drove off without him.

Authorities believe that Karney is the mysterious Dietrich, and that he was a passenger in the crashed Ferrari.

(Eriksson was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for embezzlement and drunken-driving.)

Comments (7)
  1. It’s spelled "Ferrari".  The two r’s come first.

    Thanks for the link, Jim.

  2. Tjock Steffe says:

    3½ years for crashing a $1 million Ferrari? Totally worth it.

  3. Worf says:

    There cannot be a stranger ending to an otherwise interesting device made by the company these guys worked for (Gizmondo, the game platform running Windows CE, not to be confused with Gizmodo, the gadget blog)….

  4. e.thermal says:

    3.5 years wasn’t just for crashing the ferrari, apparently this dood is a  lifetime criminal and is facing many charges.  There is a huge wired article on this guy and his past, basically it sums up that he is a gangster from the streets of Finland, who used his criminal ways to live a life of splendor.  Any I highly recommend looking up the article and reading up.

  5. Scott says:

    I am shocked that Dietrich exists.

  6. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.10/gizmondo.html

    That’s the wired article about this whole thing and more for those too lazy to search.  It’s quite interesting and I’m also really surprised Dietrich actually exists.

  7. Jamie Counsell says:

    This has a better plot than most of the movies I’ve watched this year.

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