Police found the suspect with $30,000 in cash and steroids after a months-long investigation
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by Stephen Rivers
Nathaniel Walter Radimak pleaded not guilty to numerous criminal charges on Wednesday. He’s the man police say is behind the road rage incidents that involve a young man driving a Tesla Model X. Those videos recently went viral and now we’re learning a lot more about Radimak’s past transgressions.
Reports surrounding road rage incidents in and around Los Angeles have been swirling for months. A few days ago, police apprehended Radimak in connection with a single event that took place on January 11th. As of today, he’s now charged with four counts of assault by means of force to produce great bodily injury, four counts of criminal threats, and one felony count of vandalism according to KTLA.
LA County District Attorney George Gascón said that “The victims in this case were reasonably terrified by what they experienced, but this reign of terror ends today… Motorists in Los Angeles shouldn’t have to live in fear of being attacked while simply driving on the freeway.” According to police, Radimak assaulted not just one person on January 11th, but two.
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In the first incident, he’s seen stopping on the highway before he gets out of his Tesla, walks back to the car with the camera, hits it with what appears to be a metal pole, and then drives away. Prosecutors say that “Later that day, he allegedly got out of his vehicle and threatened another woman on a freeway and broke one of her headlights.”
Evidently, this isn’t a new development for Radimak who was also accused of threatening to assault a 74-year-old woman back in June of 2022. He’s already in the midst of a case dating back to January 2020 where he allegedly attacked another driver in another road rage event.
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“Our office will continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to determine if this person has committed similar acts against people in Los Angeles County and elsewhere,” Gascón said. Initially, he was being held on bail of just over $5 million but that’s now he’s incarcerated on no bail.
Police say that they found both steroids and some $30,000 in his vehicle during the arrest a few days back. On top of everything, Radimak is also facing a misdemeanor count of elder abuse and two misdemeanor counts of vandalism. KTLA also found a private Instagram account that seems to be Radimaks. It boldly proclaims “talk to my crowbar.” We bet the police want to talk to that crowbar in particular.