CRIME

Los Angeles man arrested for allegedly stealing the same Ferrari twice

  • This taken on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo and provided by the Fontana (Calif.) Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, shows a stolen 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported that Fontana Police arrested Earnie Hooks, of Los Angeles, for stealing the same Ferrari, twice. Court records say he’s pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police.  (AP Photo/Fontana Police Department)

    This taken on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo and provided by the Fontana (Calif.) Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, shows a stolen 2014 Ferrari 458 Spider. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported that Fontana Police arrested Earnie Hooks, of Los Angeles, for stealing the same Ferrari, twice. Court records say he’s pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police. (AP Photo/Fontana Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo released by the Fontana Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, shows suspect Earnie Hooks, 39, of Los Angeles, during his booking at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported that Hooks was arrested last week for stealing the same Ferrari, twice. Court records say he’s pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police.  (AP Photo/Fontana Police Department)

    This photo released by the Fontana Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, shows suspect Earnie Hooks, 39, of Los Angeles, during his booking at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported that Hooks was arrested last week for stealing the same Ferrari, twice. Court records say he’s pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police. (AP Photo/Fontana Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities have arrested a Southern California man they say stole the same Ferrari — twice.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/Zg6kaD ) says Earnie Hooks of Los Angeles was arrested last week behind the wheel of the $250,000 car. Court records say he's pleaded not guilty to car theft and resisting police.

Police in Fontana, 50 miles east of LA, say they stopped Hooks at a drunken driving checkpoint on Aug. 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 around 3 a.m. the next morning, someone stole it from the impound lot.

Hooks was arrested five days later while driving the Ferrari in his Studio City neighborhood.