(WatchDogReport.org) – Terrifying videos all over the internet depict a gang of young males in Chicago attempting to damage a white Tesla during a chaotic street takeover. A retired police chief claims these occurrences are increasingly frequent in the crime-plagued city.
“It signifies lawlessness, and these street takeovers are almost a weekend routine,” stated Tom Weitzel, a retired police chief in Riverside, Illinois. “I’m certain the driver was scared of harm or carjacking.”
Two recordings capture the pandemonium that unfolded on October 13. In the initial video posted on X (formerly known as Twitter), a crowd can be observed jumping onto the vehicle’s hood while other cars honk their horns.
At about 11:50 p.m., a 33-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman in the vehicle attempted to travel through the tunnel. As the Tesla moved ahead, the group leaped off the sedan. Then, two men are witnessed pounding their fists on the car’s hood. Some of the individuals started to conceal their faces with ski masks.
The camera then shifts to two cars executing screeching donuts on the opposite side of the tunnel while about one hundred onlookers observe. Suddenly, the Tesla accelerates, seizing the opportunity to try and break free, and it appears to knock over a young man as a woman screams.
However, the Tesla, with its driver-side mirror hanging loosely from the sedan’s side, becomes trapped again a few yards ahead, encircled by the mob. A woman can be heard shouting, “Wreck this car!”
Young men kick and try to shatter the Tesla’s windows just moments before the automobile reverses and then accelerates, brushing against a car as it progresses toward a line of blue police lights. Dozens of individuals are shown chasing the Tesla on foot as police officers appear, at which point an officer can be heard telling the mob to move back.
The Chicago Police Department reported to Fox News Digital that there were no reports of injuries and no arrests have been made. Three detectives are investigating the incident.
Weitzel stated that this street takeover was especially concerning due to the fact that it unfolded in a tunnel. He further mentioned that the city is not taking sufficient action to suppress these flash mobs.
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