LA Police are searching for the driver of a Tesla Model S who flung several feet into the air before crashing into a parked car in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It shouldn’t be a hard feat to nab the $1,000 proposed by the Los Angeles Police Department, considering the fact that the video was posted to YouTube and features numerous camera angles showing the devastation.
The video was recorded by automotive YouTuber Alex Choi, who prefaces the video by saying it was an extremely stupid stunt that could have left people killed.
As Choi tells it, he was hosting a Tesla meetup in Los Angeles when a “random dude” offered to show him the place where David Dobrik jumped his Tesla and then proceeded to do a jump himself “without any warning.”
The LAPD said a driver of a rented 2018 Tesla Model S, which was originally identified as a Tesla S-BLM, performed a dangerous stunt near the intersection of Baxter and Alvarado streets around 12:10 a.m. The video shows the Tesla headed toward an intersection at a high rate of speed when it suddenly catches air and then comes down hard on its front wheels.
The vehicle then crashed into several trash cans and two parked cars, the LAPD said.
The driver of the Tesla abandoned the car and fled the scene.
Choi also recorded the aftermath of the crash, with debris spread everywhere and many people trying to clean up the mess. It appears that someone pulled off the car’s license plates before anyone could record the Tesla up close.
The LAPD says it has acquired numerous tips about the person’s identity, someone who has a TikTok handle of @dominykas, known as DurteDom. That person even went so far as to post a video with the caption “LAPD didn’t like my stunt.”
It is not clear DurteDom was actually the person behind the wheel or is just someone looking to capitalize on a stupid news story in exchange for social media clicks remains to be seen, as LAPD is still performing its investigation.
Do not try to fly your Tesla — especially not a rented one, and especially not where you can cause damage or danger to other people or property.