Ballsy Maserati Theft: Car Found, Suspect Still Missing
Remember that bold thief who posed as a customer in the middle of the day at a car lot near Downtown and drove off the lot in a Maserati he sure didn't pay for? Authorities have announced the recovery of the vehicle, but the suspect is still on the lam.Using the public's help and surveillance video of the brazen theft, authorities were able to identify the suspect as Jason Allen Steigerwald, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Steigerwald had been out on parole for just four days before he headed to Motor Village LA on July 18 and talked a salesman into handing over the keys of a blue 2008 Maserati Granturismo worth $75,000 so he could check the engine. That's when Steigerwald put the car in gear and peeled out of the lot, leaving a stunned salesman standing there.
The Maserati in this case was recovered on August 21, 2012, undamaged.
Steigerwald is known to hang in not only L.A. but also Las Vegas. If anyone knows where he is, the LASD would like to hear from you.