Ex-Gizmondo executive's other car seized

Following traffic stop, Stefan Eriksson's $400,000 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is impounded for being unregistered--and possibly stolen.

With its European division bankrupt and its US parent company self-admittedly suffering "severe financial pressures," Gizmondo is, by all accounts, in trouble. So too is a former executive of the company, Sweden-born Stefan Eriksson. A month ago, he was nearly killed in a spectacular car wreck that totaled his million-dollar 2003 Ferrari Enzo--a crash he blamed on a mysterious German driver. Now Eriksson has lost another one of his luxury autos, a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, worth over $400,000. According to the Los Angeles Times, Eriksson's wife, 33-year-old Nicole Persson, was pulled over by the Beverly Hills Police Department driving the McLaren. After discovering Persson did not have a US driver's license, and that the car was unregistered and only had British license plates, police confiscated it. The vehicle remains impounded, as British police believe it may be stolen.

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supazio112
supazio112

So his other actually was a Ferrari...

URINAL123
URINAL123

woah this guy is doing a good job screwing up oh and the gizmondo sucked

joff_joff
joff_joff

im lovin it. Pass the Mc.Jail time

WarhawK-harris
WarhawK-harris

First the Enzo and now this. The 33-year-old wife of a failed exec driving a car that may have been stolen. I said it before and I'll say it again. You just can't make this stuff up.

Drudaddy
Drudaddy

sounds like jail time to me

thewhoswho
thewhoswho

I knew it wouldn't take too long for this to happen, idiot

insane956dv
insane956dv

he'll be OK that happens all the time. last week I totaled my Aston Martin and my wife got pulled over in her Alfa Romeo, but were cool no biggie

meggido
meggido

Ouch. That's pretty funny.

elenwe
elenwe

Damn, I'm so proud when my fellow countrymen succeeds abroad... :-P My tears still hasn't dried for the Enzo (should have just have given it to me instead, would have taken good care of it). Du gamla, du fria....

Sarazar
Sarazar

Funny, a guy called Dietrich borrowed my bicycle and hasn't returned...

Dace67
Dace67

I wonder what other stories we'll see from him. Maybe something involving his bicycle?

buildar
buildar

What a dumbass... nice car though... too bad he'll never get it back.

meisscuba
meisscuba

I think the biggest news is that he still has money to lose cars after the "spectacular" gizmondo launch.

ALLoY1717
ALLoY1717

:lol: That's what you get when you try to sell gamers a crappy handheld.

Odin897
Odin897

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

its the gizmondo curse!!!! BWAH HA HA HA!!! lol

amblisnys
amblisnys

better break out the bicycle, or the cab fare whichever.....

BYS2
BYS2

man, this guy is funny..

CasualKillla117
CasualKillla117

Too bad. The way he got the money for those cars is the loans for the Gizmondo's production and advertisment. He blew away a great system, I own one.

richdb
richdb

wah freakin' wah.

Omega-Protoman
Omega-Protoman

I have a feeling this is not the last time we will here about him.

thekey
thekey

Ha ha!!! They said "in a spectacular car wreck" Wow no wonder the Gizmon-blow failed He's a crook anyway, your foreing you have a $400,000 car in beverly hills and you don't register it? What kind of chalk candy where they snorting on? Can you say Swedish Don?

Darkryu44
Darkryu44

Someone has been playing too much GTA LOL Now they cant blame it on some kid.

SithLordKiller
SithLordKiller

Yeah...we knew he was bankrupt. It was all just a matter of time...after the Ferrari incident on PCH of course. I wonder, did they ever find the "driver" named Deidrich?

soul_motor
soul_motor

And we wonder why the company is doing so poorly...

Uzi3-
Uzi3-

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Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

Just pass his car over to me. I'll take good care of it.

j14rk1n
j14rk1n

Grown-ups aren't supped to act like this. :-P

robsiew
robsiew

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thisissami
thisissami

wow...this is the first scandinavian i've heard of who isn't smart... this is really weird!

supermario-2000
supermario-2000

Don't mess with the Swedish Mafia if you know what's good for you!

ssj4_2004
ssj4_2004

Wow, what A fool. C'mon who doesn't register they're car, Dumbass.

caesarbites
caesarbites

Once I stop laughing about this, I'll go drive my mcLaren in PGR3...

XenoGearOmega
XenoGearOmega

How old is this guy and why is he acting like he's 15?

wreslur
wreslur

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