YouTuber Could Serve Up to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Firing Fireworks at a Lamborghini from a Helicopter

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    YouTube Creator Alex Choi Arrested on Federal Charges for Helicopter Stunt with Fireworks

    YouTube creator Alex Choi found himself in hot water after being arrested on federal charges for orchestrating a dangerous stunt involving fireworks and a Lamborghini. The stunt, which involved shooting fireworks from a helicopter at a speeding Lamborghini, was captured in a now-deleted video titled “Destroying a Lamborghini With Fireworks.”

    Choi, known for his car-themed content, now faces a potential 10-year prison sentence for “causing the placement of an explosive or incendiary device on an aircraft.” The video was believed to have been filmed at El Mirage Dry Lakebed in San Bernardino County, where Choi allegedly coordinated and directed the dangerous stunt.

    Authorities claim that Choi purchased the fireworks in Nevada due to their illegality in California and lacked the necessary permits for the shoot. Despite the serious charges, Choi was released on a $50,000 bond and is set to appear in court for an arraignment on July 2.

    In a further twist, Choi thanked a camera company for their involvement in his “crazy stupid ideas” and admitted to a mistake during the shoot. Federal authorities stressed that the charges are allegations and that Choi is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

    The incident serves as a stark reminder of the lengths some individuals will go to for clout and attention on social media platforms. Choi’s arrest highlights the potential consequences of engaging in dangerous and illegal stunts for the sake of online fame.