After months of reports about a man who violently attacked other motorists and their vehicles, authorities arrest the suspected suspect. Tesla driver armed with pipe. The road rage incidents took place in Southern California and all involved a man driving a Tesla Model X. The possible suspect in this crime spree as of March 2022 would be 36-year-old Nathaniel Walter Radimak.
While one victim reportedly experienced a similar event of road rage when his tires were slashed in March last year, only in recent weeks have these violent attacks been widely publicized. And it is that, during those weeks, more and more videos flooded social networks that apparently showed the same person and the same Tesla.
Tesla driver armed with pipe arrested
This week, the California Highway Police He said he arrested the suspect associated specifically with an attack that occurred on January 11. Investigation continues into several other attacks, some where the perpetrator would attack other vehicles with what appears to be a piece of pipe.
The videos show a similar-looking character banging on windows, attacking people, and then walking away. Going viral on social media did not help the perpetrator keep a low profile. The user of TikTok @tizzyent contacted police after posting about the crimes and receiving three leads with the name of the suspect.
You have been booked into the Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Jail with a initial bond of US$ 5,175 million on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and two outstanding warrants for his arrest. Police finally caught up with Radimak at a car wash Sunday afternoon in Torrance, California. The employees told ABC7 News that they recognized the suspect immediately.
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As the investigation continues, the CHP asks anyone with information regarding the attacks contact the Los Angeles office at (213) 744-2331 or call the CHP Traffic Management Center at (323) 259-3410 after hours.