“On Sunday, January 29, 2023, Mr. Nathaniel Walter Radimak was arrested by the California Highway Patrol’s Southern Division Major Crimes Unit in connection with assaults he is believed to have committed on January 11, 2023, while driving a Tesla, Model X, on State Route 2 near York Blvd, in the city of Los Angeles. The assaults were captured on a dash-cam video and several leads were provided to our department by the public which led to the arrest.” – California Highway Patrol CHP – Central Los Angeles
An L.A. man was arrested Sunday, suspected in multiple assaults committed on the 2 Freeway near York Blvd. earlier this month.
California Highway Patrol officers arrested 36-year-old Nathaniel Radimak in Torrance for assault with a deadly weapon and on two outstanding warrants.
On top of those warrants, Radimak has a lengthy criminal history of charges in several different states. Some of the criminal charges include making criminal threats, assault, battery, vandalism, possession of meth and theft.
Radimak was booked at a Los Angeles Police Dept. station in South L.A. He was held on $5,175,000 bond.
A pipe was used in the alleged attacks, according to the CHP.
Radimak is believed to have been driving a black 2022 Tesla Model X on State Route 2 near York Blvd. in L.A. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, when he allegedly committed assaults that were recorded on a dashboard camera, the CHP said.
Several tips were received during the investigation leading to the suspect’s arrest, according to the CHP.
Many of those tips came at the hand of internet sleuths, who saw the video circulating and decided to share it on their own pages in hopes of getting it more publicity.
Among those online detectives is TikTok user Tizzy-Ent, who shared the video to his more than five million followers.
“At least a couple of the people who reached out to me were outside California,” he said. “One of them saying, ‘Your video is the first I’ve seen of this and I know who that is.'”
Tizzy-Ent says three different people gave him Radimak’s name about three weeks, ago, which he provided to investigators.
A suspect approached a man’s truck while driving on State Route 2 on January 11. The victim, who wished to stay anonymous, said the man also tried to attack another driver. KCAL News
KCAL News previously reported on a road-rage assault earlier in January that was recorded on dash-cam, in which a driver stops in morning traffic on the southbound 2 Freeway and smashes the vehicle behind him with a pipe, damaging a truck’s door and window. The suspect threatened at least one other driver with the pipe in the incident.
Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol Central Los Angeles Area office at (213) 744-2331, or after business hours, contact the Los Angeles Traffic Management Center at (323) 259-3410.
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