On TikTok, Dominykas Zeglaitis, popularly known as Durte Dom, accepted the blame for the collision. The Police dept is proposing a $1,000 prize to anybody who can recognize the operator of a rental Tesla Model-S that performed a reckless stunt before slamming into a stationary vehicle, escaping from the crime scene. Having claiming responsibility for a risky video prank in which a Tesla flew over the summit of a slope and crashed into stationary vehicles, Los Angeles police have begun an inquiry into social media star Durte Dom. On Sunday evening, the LAPD’s main traffic department offered a $1,000 prize for tips on the crime, but later on that night, after receiving a flood of claims, the community was urged to discontinue accusing Dominykas Zeglaitis, also known as Durte Dom on social networking sites.
The individual is “taken into account as a suspect based on the public statements on his profile,” authorities claimed in the statement. The Tesla, which had been rented, had been discarded at the accident scene. The prank is being investigated as a felony hit-and-run. The Police stated Zeglaitis was the subject of 90% of the reports they got that night, while the rest were about automobile YouTubers Alex Choi and Chaz Warren, who uses the nickname “chazzydawg.” The two influencers are also being investigated by the authorities, as footage of the prank seems to reveal them as spectators to the incident.
Durte Dom said he was driving the Tesla that evening when it raced through the sky and immediately turned over its own head before colliding with garbage containers and two other cars parked nearby. As the vehicle crashed with the pavement, parts of the front end were shattered. Durte Dom’s TikTok page has since removed the said video, but according to NBC, the footage shows the Influencer at the steering wheel before transitioning to a scene of the Tesla flying over the Baxter Street hill in Echo Park. Until it was taken down, the video had apparently received 11 million views. He overlaid subtitles over the footage that said, “I just crashed my new Tesla.” Jordan Hook, the owner of one of the cars involved in the incident and the collision on Sunday evening, has set up a Crowdfunding campaign to assist him to cover the expenses of the destruction to his Subaru.