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YouTuber faces up to 10 years in prison after video shows woman shooting fireworks out of helicopter at a Lamborghini

YouTuber faces up to 10 years in prison after video shows woman shooting fireworks out of helicopter at a Lamborghini

Content creator now Alex Choi faces a plethora of charges.

A YouTuber is allegedly in hot water with officials after uploading a video that sees fireworks being shot at a Lamborghini.

Alex Choi, real name Suk Min Choi, was allegedly charged last week (June 5) in connection to the ‘crazy stupid stunt’.

It’s said that the 24-year-old captured a video in the Mojave Desert in California last summer and uploaded it to YouTube.

In the clip, titled ‘Destroying a Lamborghini with Fireworks’, two women were spotted flying an armed helicopter close to the ground while repeatedly firing at the £275,000 sports car.

The short film, which is no longer available to watch on the social media platform, was thought to be based on a video game where a man and a woman ‘acted as police officers’ looking for ‘a speeding individual’.

As per Metro, an affidavit claimed that the 11-minute video - soundtracked by Miley Cyrus’ ‘Party in the USA’ - first showed a woman getting into a helicopter.

U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice

She was soon joined onboard by another female and the pair were seen ‘holding and shooting fireworks out of the helicopter onto and towards a Lamborghini sports car.’

Law enforcement believes the video was shot on the El Mirage Dry Lakebed in San Bernardino County in June 2023.

It’s further reported that in the clip, Choi is allegedly seen pressing a ‘fire missiles’ button and speaking about the filming process.

"After shooting what appears to be a live-action version of a fictionalized video game scene, the video transitions to a behind-the-scenes look at how Choi shot the first third of the video,” the affidavit reads.

"During this portion of the video, Choi allegedly makes various references to himself coordinating the shoot. Specifically, the video states that Choi directed it.

“In the video, Choi thanks a camera company for 'being a part of my crazy stupid ideas’.”

Following an investigation into the wild clip, The Department of Justice has confirmed the US-based creator had been charged with ‘one count of causing the placement of an explosive or incendiary device on an aircraft’.

Authorities believe he may have also violated the law by purchasing the fireworks in Nevada because they were 'illegal in California'.


Moreover, they claim Choi performed the stunt without a permit.

If convicted, the social media star faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison, the DOJ claims.

However, it wasn’t stated whether the other people in the video could be charged in relation to the incident.

The pilot of the helicopter has already has their pilot license revoked, says the Federal Aviation Administration

The DOJ added that The United States Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also investigating the incident.

Featured Image Credit: LongTail Rally / YouTube / Alex Choi