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YouTuber Prosecuted Over Video of Helicopter Dropping Fireworks on Lamborghini – Incredible Footage

YouTuber Prosecuted Over Video of Helicopter Dropping Fireworks on Lamborghini – Incredible Footage

A YouTuber is facing serious charges in the US after he allegedly directed videos of himself launching fireworks from a helicopter at a moving Lamborghini.

The popular Los Angeles YouTuber is facing an explosives charge, with federal prosecutors accusing him of directing a video of fireworks being launched from a helicopter in the air onto a speeding Lamborghini.

Sook Min Choi, 24, also known by the alias Alex Choi, 24, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with causing an explosive or incendiary device to be placed on board an aircraft, the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said in a news story. Release Thursday.

Drop fireworks on a Lamborghini from a helicopter

Choi, who has 923,000 followers on YouTube and 1.2 million followers on Instagram, posted a video titled “Destroying a Lamborghini with fireworks” on July 4, 2023, according to an affidavit filed with prosecutors.

The roughly 11-minute video, which is no longer posted on Choi’s social media pages, shows two women throwing fireworks from the helicopter at the sports car, the affidavit said.

“After filming what appears to be a live version of a video game scene, the video transitions to a behind-the-scenes look as Choi allegedly refers to himself differently while coordinating the filming,” the US Attorney’s Office said. .

The dangerous video was taken in July and went viral on YouTube

Authorities believe the footage was taken in June 2023 in an area in San Bernardino County, California.

The YouTuber was also accused of not having the proper permits to film in the area, including Federal Aviation Administration approval for planned filming activities involving the helicopter, according to the affidavit.

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Additionally, prosecutors said Choi traveled to Las Vegas to purchase fireworks because they are illegal in California.

The affidavit does not mention the names of other people involved in the video. No injuries were reported, Ciaran McEvoy, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office, told CNN.

Dozens of videos on Choi’s YouTube channel show luxury sports cars, although the most recent video was posted in December.

McEvoy said Choi made his first court appearance on Thursday and was released on $50,000 bail, without making a statement. Prosecutors say the YouTuber faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of these charges.

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