Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Papa...You Don't Steal Cars!

Oh my! I know your free skate didn't go as planned...but you don't steal cars!

So Andrei Lutai, apparently Sunday night decided to take a Chevy Impala that had the keys in it for a spin.

Trouble is, the car wasn't his...and he was drunk.

Chris Knight of The Adirondack Daily Enterprise Reports, "Lutai allegedly stole a 2008 Chevrolet Impala from the parking lot of Central Garage on Main Street around 10:45 p.m. Sunday. Lake Placid Police Sgt. Carol Hayes said employees of the business witnessed the theft and immediately called police. One employee got into a vehicle and followed Lutai. Within five minutes, police spotted the Impala and pulled Lutai over. He was found to be intoxicated and arrested, Hayes said."

Now Andrei is sitting in jail in Lake Placid on $100,000 bond.

More to come as this story develops...

UPDATE: Andrei now has representation. His lawyer Brian Barrett said he has "serious doubts" about the impaired-driving and theft charges. More to come.


jumping clapping man said...

OMG!!!! that is terrible.

the lutai i saw in LA at worlds was missing at skate america. the beautiful line i remembered was gone, as was the hair.

perhaps he's in a big funk...this will surely derail him further!

Kelli Lawrence said...

Unfortunate, yes... but your headline is Hi.lar.i.OUS. :-)