Nathaniel Radimak had become a terror to the drivers of Southern California as he pulled over his Tesla a number of times to assault vehicles with a metal pipe
The California Highway Patrol arrested the suspect on Sunday in relation to two road rage incidents that occurred on January 11
Serial road rage suspect Radimak, 36, was filmed exiting his Tesla with pipe and bashing one victim’s car
Cops say he attacked another driver on the same day
Suspect’s name was linked back to several outstanding warrants, a history of domestic abuse and several other crimes such as drug possession
He is currently being held on $5.175 million bail
A man in a Tesla SUV who has been terrorizing parts of Southern California with bursts of violent road rage was arrested Sunday night by the California Highway Patrol.
The EV-driving man had made headlines previously after being linked to several vehicle attacks that occurred on SoCal freeways, including one in June in West Hollywood that involved an altercation between the man and a woman who was in the car with her aged mother.
The alleged road rage-aholic has been identified as 36-year-old Nathaniel Radimak. He was booked and is being held on $5million bail for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon as well as two outstanding arrest warrants.
He is allegedly responsible for a handful of LA-area attacks that always involved him getting out of his Tesla with a metal pipe and approaching a vehicle before pounding on the doors and windows, and then getting back into his car and driving away.
Police say Radimak is responsible for at least two such incidents that occurred on January 11.
In one of the incidents, the man was captured on video, hopping out of his black Tesla Model X and running toward the victim’s car before striking it multiple times with the pipe.
The victim in that specific incident said he began recording after he saw the Tesla driver behaving erratically and targeting another victim before turning his focus on him.
The victim, who remained anonymous when speaking with a local outlet about the encounter, said: ‘Initially you think, ‘Should I pin him to the wall with my car?’ ‘Should I run him down?’ ‘What should I do?’
‘And I tried to stay focused and think, ‘I don’t want to go from victim to criminal in an instant.”
Video of the incident captured Radimk stopping his Tesla next to a white sedan on an exit shoulder of the freeway.
He then gets out of his car and sprints toward it, attempting to strike it before the sedan quickly drives off.
‘He gets back to his car and he notices that I’m taping him, so he follows me,’ the victim continued to explain.
‘At some point, he cuts me off, slams the brakes and starts beating on my car,’ said the victim after the January attack, when he was still hoping an arrest would be imminent.
California Highway Patrol arrest Nathanial Radimak on Sunday after connecting him to a string of road rage incidents around the Southern California area. Apparently Nathaniel Radimak had attempted to pull the same criminal stunt one to many times.
Once apprehended, Nathaniel Radimak has an extensive criminal record.
His name was linked back to several outstanding warrants, a history of domestic abuse and several run-ins with the law:
California Highway Patrol authorities said that several leads and dash camera videos led to Radimak’s eventual arrest.
The WeHo Times dug up Radimak’s previous run ins with the law and found that the hot-tempered man has an extensive history with the law.
In 2022, there were two allegations of domestic violence against the same woman.
In 2021, there is a charge of ‘possession for sales of methamphetamine.’
And in 2017, there are two vandalism charges under his name.
The road rage Tesla driver’s several vehicular attacks on Southern California freeways, include the incident last year June that occurred in West Hollywood with the woman who was in her car with her 93-year-old mother.
The victim provided pictures showing the suspect and a valet driver involved in a violent physical altercation.
The road rage Tesla driving suspect was also filmed attacking another car after a minor collision on the southbound lanes of Highway 2 near York Boulevard in Glendale. A Chevy pickup truck driver recorded the road rage incident on their cell phone.
Footage shows the Tesla driver tried to merge into the left lane and hit the Chevy, then stopped in the middle of the road, got out with a pipe-like object and hit the Chevy’s door and window repeatedly. The driver then returned to their Tesla and drove away.
Following the arrest Sunday by officers of the CHP, the suspect, identified as Radimak was booked with an assault with a deadly weapon charge. His bail was set at $5,175,000.