Accused Guy Fieri Lambo Thief Seeks Change of Venue for Trial


Max Wade, the teenage boy accused of stealing Guy Fieri’s yellow Lamborghini in March 2011 in order to impress a girl, is heading to trial this spring, two years after the crime and a year after authorities found the car hidden in a storage locker across San Francisco Bay. Wade is also accused of attempting to murder that girl he liked and the boy she appeared to be dating, by shooting at them from a motorcycle in downtown Mill Valley. Wade and his lawyer appeared in Marin County court on Tuesday, at which point the lawyer filed a motion for a change of venue, claiming that the media coverage of the theft has all but guaranteed a biased jury pool, especially given the seriousness of the attempted murder charge. A hearing on the motion won’t happen until late March, and jury selection has been tentatively scheduled for May 16. [Marin IJ, Earlier]