Another ex-Gizmondo exec arrested

Hollywood-worthy story gets new chapter as Carl Freer is arrested for impersonating a police officer to buy gun.

The story has flashy imported cars, wealthy foreign playboys, antiterrorism units, guns, and is set in Los Angeles--but it isn't what you think. In a bizarre series of events that would make even Tinseltown's scribes jealous, the ongoing saga that began with a former executive of a gaming company totaling a $1 million Ferrari Enzo has taken another strange turn.

Carl Freer, the former managing director of the ill-fated Gizmondo, is involved in the latest twist involving the former gaming company's bigwigs. The 35-year-old Swede was arrested in his Bel-Air estate on suspicion of impersonating a police officer to buy a gun, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Police searched Freer's home and 100-foot yacht and found "12 rifles and four handguns." As a foreign national, Freer is not allowed to purchase guns in the US.

Freer also faces charges of perjury, as police believe he signed a sworn document stating that he was a police officer. Freer allegedly flashed a badge he got from the San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority, claiming to be a police officer and a member of an "antiterrorism" squad. The SGVTA is a private company that assists the elderly by providing transportation.

Another member of the "antiterrorism squad" is Stefan Eriksson, also a former Gizmondo exec. Eriksson saw his notoriety skyrocket in Los Angeles when he became the focal point of the infamous Enzo Ferrari crash story. He is currently facing charges of embezzlement, drunk driving, owning illegal firearms, and grand theft.

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ziplife1
ziplife1

hahahahahaha thats funny muahahaha sorry not funny what am i saying this is the funniest thing like ever ever hahahahahaahaa pls stop no hahahahahaha die freaks die

GameDestroyer88
GameDestroyer88

Whatsup with the Gizmondo execs.....they really like getting arrested huh

flashheadeditor
flashheadeditor

They should make a movie off of it, or a video game. With a mission were you use rythm gameplay to control your swedish accent to buy firearms and another rythm style mini game where you try to drive a Ferari while intoxicated. GTA: Bel Air

tr00pa_26
tr00pa_26

yehey! cool another real life gangster hahahaha but white??

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

no wonder gizmondo didn't go anywhere it was made by a bunch of criminals

Shingo
Shingo

THATS HILARIOUS! ITs so funny im not even going to make a reference to the horribly named wii. oops.

chrislovesdana
chrislovesdana

It's time for "Gizmondo" the game. Guns, car chases, I'm in.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Man, these Gizmondo execs are gangsters! They have got to make a mini-series out of this. It would be killer!

JetLag123
JetLag123

I wonder who's gonna want to buy the rights to this story? something tells me 20th centry fox will invest in the "Gizmondemolition" story, brett ratner will prolly direct it... chris tucker could be eriksson.

MagnusGman
MagnusGman

thats what u get for workin on a crappy machine

bobreturns
bobreturns

lol if only they put this much action into the games on gizmondo and drew this much attention to the gizmondo

PatlaborAV98
PatlaborAV98

next it'll be prostate and cavity searches

decebal
decebal

frankeyser, most game stories suck... So that's not exactly tough to beat. I mean my life is a lot more interesting than most game stories.

tuff_gong92
tuff_gong92

This is only the beginning of finding out what the hell this story is about.

viper15
viper15

dude at this rate they can make a movie out of this lol

sidsixpointsept
sidsixpointsept

I'm lovin' this, it keeps getting better and better. and there's still no news on Dietrich :P

Igiss
Igiss

Gizmondo, that should be a cool device, much cooler than everyone thinks. Too bad that key figures of the show couldn't escape police.

gt4freak1985
gt4freak1985

these guys need a movie and a game made from theirs lifes. it would be awesome!

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

lol, these guys love the attention they are getting from cops

troakun
troakun

Huh, I wonder why he needed a gun? And where did he get the money to buy a 100-ft yacht? That just raises more questions!!!!

KoruKinshi
KoruKinshi

Swedish Mafia, eh? WERE, being the key word in this setup. ^^

x_paradigmshift
x_paradigmshift

Is it just me, or does this guy have THUG written all over him.

Quirinus
Quirinus

Well this would make a better game than any of those available for their console.

Dutchforce_83
Dutchforce_83

Those guys was part of the Swedish mafia... And by the way, we don't speak german in Sweden so please stop trying to make fun of them using a german accent. That's just stupid guys, and I have no idea why you would think that we sound like germans when we speak english. Most people in Sweden know english and pronounces the words in a correct way. Peter Stormare and all the swedish NHL-players are just bad examples... But not even they sound like they're using a german accent so I don't understand why people think that we speak like that, it's retarded. =0/

Drudaddy
Drudaddy

are you kidding me again, another one, they mind as well name a prison after gizmondo ther maybe more heading that way sheesh.

abdu4
abdu4

these guys must be crazy or stupid.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

THis is so a game I would want if it is to become one.

thefbz
thefbz

I want to see a movie about this, this is so crazy

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

damn this story is so much better than anything the gizmondo ever was. a cop dress-up? swedish mafia? HILARIOUS!!!!

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

I hope Hollywood producers are taking notes... ;)

XtremePhsyco
XtremePhsyco

this is the funniest story ever. i mean whats next.

minimelo321
minimelo321

he kind of looks an obese jack baur........................NOT

Hellraiser3899
Hellraiser3899

wow... I would've been more suprised but I'm still reeling from Wii

Kcube
Kcube

Wow....Now im wondering who else that did the Gizmondo will pop up next,this is insane.

webby1
webby1

These guys go beyond stupid

emadayag
emadayag

I think this is a perfect time for Gizmondo to work with Rockstar to make a new kind of GTA. Call it "Grand Theft Auto: Excecutive Exploitation"!!! I'd buy it!!!! But only exclusive to handhelds.

Ipimpsnipa
Ipimpsnipa

it lets you add this game to your wish list and tracking so i did:)

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

THese Gizmondo people sure are funny what they have been doing.