'Drunk Miami party princess Karlie Tomica, 20, runs over and kills' top chef
A self-described ‘party princess’ is facing serious charges after allegedly striking and killing a well-known Miami chef.
Karlie Tomica, 20, who styled herself as a ‘Miami Beach Party Princess Livin’ the Dream’ on her Twitter page, was detained after she allegedly ran over executive chef Stefano Riccioletti early Monday morning steps away from the hotel where he worked.
The witness who placed the initial 911 call at around 6am yesterday morning described Tomica as being ‘really drunk.’
Charges: Karlie Tomica, pictured left on her Twitter profile and right, in her booking photo, is accused of leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run resulting in the death of a well-known Miami chef
Party girl: Tomica said on her Twitter page that she is a 'party princess' who's 'livin' the dream;' her profile has since been deleted
Loss: Stefano Riccioletti was the executive chef at The Shore Club's Terrazza; he was killed early Monday morning in the hit-and-run
Tomica was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger along Collins Avenue in Miami Beach and struck 49-year-old Riccioletti yards away from the Shelbourne Hotel.
She was apparently driving home after her shift at Nikki Beach, a bar and nightclub. The high-end bar did not immediately respond to MailOnline’s request for comment.
Mr Riccioletti, a father of two, was the executive chef at the exclusive Shore Club within the hotel and was just leaving work at the time that he was struck.
According to police reports, he was thrown several feet into the hotel’s driveway.
Loving father: Riccioletti is pictured with his wife and two young children
Grim: Coroners pictured Tuesday morning removing the chef's body from the scene of the hit-and-run
Fleeing? Tomica, pictured at her apartment complex before her arrest Tuesday morning
When paramedics arrived at the scene, they pronounced the chef DOA, according to WSVN.
The arrest affidavit states that Tomica fled the scene immediately after striking the chef. A Good Samaritan who witnessed the incident decided to trail the 20-year-old, placing a call to 911 at the same time.
- Controversial pastor Arthur Allen dies in house fire
- Nine suspected Al Qaeda members on trial in Yemen accused of plotting to kill the country's president and kidnap foreigners
- 'I lost nearly 2 stone in 24 HOURS': Sport scientist proves rapid weight loss IS possible (if you're prepared to exercise wearing bin bags, eat no carbs and drink nothing)
- Victims' families call Bulger 'Satan,' 'terrorist'
- Rap Genius' Mahbod Moghadam had brain tumor that made him mean
- Local businessmen gather for Hall of Fame induction
- Student posted 'revenge porn' nude pics of his ex-girlfriend because she 'gave evidence to cops about a burglary he was involved in'
- Man plotting a murder butt dials his intended victim while talking to the hit man about how he should make it 'look like an accident'
- Atlanta man's body found In California missing organs
- Widow of Dallas cop gunned down by JFK killer Lee Harvey Oswald forgives him
- Pizza delivery man 'caught on hidden camera having sex with family dog'
- British girl caught having sex in Virgin aeroplane toilets as her PARENTS sat nearby
- Police launch all-out search for amorous couple filmed having sex on public fountain in Russia
- English teacher, 34, arrested for having sex with 17-year-old student seven times
- David Nabhan can 'predict earthquakes' and says next one in US will be on July 12
- Born into brothels: Behind the scenes of Kolkata's notorious red-light district where thousands of girls are forced into sex work
- Post-traumatic stress disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
- Phenix City Board of Education motions to dismiss lawsuit filed against them
- Lightning sparks 2 Gwinnett Co. house fires
- 11-year-old boy beaten by grandmother and mother who then POST VIDEO of abuse on Facebook
- Homeless mother fights to breastfeed in public
- Dougherty Gang sibling Lee Grace posed naked in XXX photo
- Kid-killing rapist found guilty of murdering 6-year-old boy who was trying to save his sister from fiend's brutal attack
- 2 College Students Killed Exploring Cave
- Serena Williams tops Victoria Azarenka to win U.S. Open title
- Janet Jackson 'secretly engaged to Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana'
- 18 iPads Stolen From Target Store in Buckhead
- Loving Family: Man 'had sex with his sister-in-law so that she could get pregnant rather than getting IVF treatments'
- Vernett Bader stabs roommate for refusing to stop playing music by The Eagles
- Girl, 15, tries to commit suicide after naked picture of her is posted online
- Savannah Commons hosts Christmas in July
- Michigan mother Chelsea Traxler and her unborn child killed in car accident
- EXCLUSIVE: Homewrecker! 'Princeton Mom' who dishes out advice to girls about how to marry the right man STOLE her ex-husband from another woman
- Aussie minister sorry he 'liked' exposed teen pic
- Catholic girls' school teacher admits lesbian affair with student, 17, after plying her with alcohol
- Philadelphia mayor's daughter Olivia Nutter assaulted
- FLOTUS, you've missed your calling! Michelle Obama gets theatrical on stage during 'Careers in Film' symposium at the White House
- Asylum seekers stitch their mouths shut as tensions rise on Christmas Island
- Sex maniac doctor who used medical images as porn, sent naked selfies to patient ... and sexted DURING C-sections
- Afternoon storm collapses Fairway Lincoln Mazda facade
- Three suspects arrested in connection with a string of crimes in Columbus
- Bruce Lee didn't drink, but CGI Bruce Lee is in this liquor ad
- Dekalb man Keymon Jackson accused of shooting 5-month-old son
- Zumba teacher Alexis Wright 'put secretly-filmed videos of her liaisons with clients on her personal porn channel'
- Demolition set for The Greens on Washington apartment complex
- Nascar star Danica Patrick files for divorce from husband of seven years
- Nude pictures of high school girls posted to porn site investigated by Pennsylvania police
- Shirley Temple was a secret smoker who died from lung disease
- CCTV footage casts doubt on Amanda Knox's alibi for Meredith Kercher's murder
Rate this article
|PHOTOS: Plastic Surgery Celebrity||Awkward family photos|
|UPDATED: Faces of Meth||PHOTOS: Celebrities all a-Twitter|