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Man arrested for stealing same Ferrari twice

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

AUTHORITIES have arrested a California man they say stole the same Ferrari - twice.

Earnie Hooks, of Los Angeles, was arrested last week behind the wheel of the 250,000 dollar (£155,000) car, the Riverside Press-Enterprise said. Court records said he has pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police.

Police in Fontana said they stopped Hooks at a drink-driving checkpoint on August 29 and discovered that the black 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider he was driving had been reported stolen.

Police claim Hooks drove away from the checkpoint and later abandoned the car, which was impounded. But at around 3am the next morning, someone stole it from the impound lot. Hooks was arrested five days later while driving the Ferrari in his Studio City neighbourhood.

By Press Association reporters