Entourage creator Doug Ellin spent part of his Valentine's Day weekend (14-15Feb15) stranded in the California desert with his new fiancee after a tyre on his car burst.
The Tv writer/producer treated his bride-to-be, Madeleine Diehl, to a romantic retreat at the Madison Club near Palm Springs, California, but the couple's journey back to Los Angeles on Sunday (15Feb15) turned into a disaster as Ellin had to pull his Mercedes-Benz over in the middle of the desert.
Without a spare tyre to hand and representatives at Ellin's roadside assistance firm Aaa only willing to tow him seven miles (11.26 kilometres), the writer decided to turn to Instagram.com to moan about his bad luck.
Sharing a photo of his flat tyre against the backdrop of the desert, he wrote, "You can see the windmill what you can't see is that there is no spare tire in this car. Ahhhhh helpppppp!!! 120 miles from home no service stations open. Aaa will only tow me seven miles. To what??? In and out burger (fast food chain)???"
His desperate post caught the attention of Rambo producer Randall Emmett, who also happened to be driving back to Los Angeles from Palm Springs, and he came to Ellin's rescue.
Shortly after his initial post, Ellin returned to Instagram and shared a snap of himself with Emmett, standing beside the producer's Rolls-Royce. He captioned the snap, "I now know why instagram is worth a billion dollars. Twenty minutes of a post and I get the mogul in a Rolls to drive me home."
Ellin's car is still stuck in the desert, waiting to be towed, but Emmett tells Tmz.com, "We were all in shock that the timing worked out and we were mostly blown away by the power of social media. We couldn’t believe it."
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