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Police Arrest Pipe-Wielding Tesla Driver Terrorizing Los Angeles-Area Motorists

Los Angeles, CA – Police have arrested a Tesla driver in California who was caught on video attacking other motorists with a pipe in a series of bizarre road rage incidents.

Authorities believe that 36-year-old Nathaniel Radimak is responsible for at least two recent road rage incidents that occurred on highways in the Los Angeles area, KTLA reported.

A video of one of the attacks, filmed on Jan. 11, showed a black Tesla Model X slamming on the brakes on the 2 Freeway in Northeast Los Angeles.

The victim said he had started recording the Tesla after he saw it driving erratically and appearing to target another driver on the freeway.

Police said a man believed to be Radimak was captured on video hopping out of his Tesla with a large pipe in his hands and running toward the victim’s car, KTLA reported.

The video showed the suspect struck the other motorist’s vehicle multiple times with the pipe before he jumped back in his car and sped away.

Similar videos appeared online of similar incidents and frightening encounters with the sometimes-masked, pipe-wielding Tesla driver, KTLA reported.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials said multiple dashcam videos and “several leads” brought Radimak to the attention of investigators.

CHP arrested Radimak on Sunday evening, KTLA reported.

He was booked into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and two outstanding warrants, but authorities said additional charges were expected.

The Tesla he allegedly used to commit his crimes has been seized by police.

Radimak is being held in jail in lieu of a $5 million bail, KTLA reported.

He is also a suspect in a series of attacks on women in Los Angeles and other cities.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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