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Police Offer Reward For Information On Driver Who Destroyed Tesla Car In Outrageous Stunt

Police Offer Reward For Information On Driver Who Destroyed Tesla Car In Outrageous Stunt

A manhunt is underway for the reckless motorist who performed the death-defying stunt that was caught on camera.

Police in Los Angeles are on the hunt for the person behind a dangerous, high-speed stunt that was caught on camera and shared on social media.

The Los Angeles Police Department were called to Echo Park in central LA, after they received 9-1-1 calls reporting a car hurtling through the air and crashing into parked vehicles on the quiet residential street.

In the video, a Tesla vehicle can be seen getting some serious air before it slingshots down a hill at high-speed, with a loud crash signalling an unhappy end to the wild stunt.

According to witnesses, passengers in the wrecked Tesla got out and jumped into another car with men who had been recording the stunt, before fleeing the scene.

LAPD have identified the vehicle as a Tesla S-BLM, which is worth $100,000. And it was a rental.

A $1,000 reward for information is now on offer, with the LAPD asking anyone with information on the driver's identity to come forward.

Luckily for investigators, the incident occurred at an alleged Tesla meet-up, which was organised online, so there were plenty of bystanders there to watch.

Police have also asked people to stop offering tips identifying social media influencer Dominykas Zeglaitis, also known as Durte Dom, as a suspect.

Zeglaitis claimed responsibility for the incident on his TikTok account, sharing a video of the crash with the text 'I just crashed my new Tesla'.

The video has since been removed from TikTok, but had racked up 11 million views before it was taken down.

He has also posted a video mocking the LAPD in relation to the hit-and-run stunt, and his most recent video features a news report of the incident with the caption 'look Mom, I’m famous'.

The LAPD has confirmed Zeglaitis is 'considered a person of interest' but is still appealing for information.

Zeglaitis has not replied to media's request for comment on the incident.

YouTuber Alex Choi has commented on the incident, claiming he was 'there and saw everything' and that Zeglaitis 'wasn't even there'.

Whoever the driver is, they will face hit-and-run charges once remanded by police.

Baxter Street, where the incident occurred just after midnight on Sunday, is considered the steepest hill in Los Angeles and is known as the best spot for Los Angeles for hooning or filming dangerous stunts.

Featured Image Credit: LAPD/Twitter

Topics: Tesla, US News, News