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Law finally catches the influencer who made a viral clip of two women setting off fireworks from a helicopter on a $300,000 Lamborghini. The 24-year-old has now been arrested and faces up to 10 years in prison.

If you've ever wondered how some YouTubers can pull off really intellectually challenging stunts for more viewers and get away with it, this could be sweet retribution. Or simply an example of taxpayer money being used to pretty nasty effect. YouTube star Suk Min Choi, also known as Alex Choi, with over a million subscribers, was arrested for a viral stunt filmed last year, one of many the YouTuber has uploaded before.

The video, “Destroying a Lamborghini with Fireworks,” shows two women firing fireworks from a helicopter at Choi, who is driving a Lamborghini Huracan. The video was originally uploaded as a Fourth of July celebration, but has since been removed from Choi's channel.


Alex Choi, 24, now faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty, according to the federal indictment, which charges him with reckless endangerment of life or property. That's a bitter pill to swallow considering the video was likely shot on the dry lakebed of El Mirage Lake in San Bernardino County, in the middle of nowhere.

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The helicopter pilot was reportedly stripped of his license for flying the aircraft recklessly and without displaying the N number. While the possibility of injury to Alex Choi, the women, or the film crew was real, the YouTuber appears to be the unfortunate scapegoat for law enforcement in this case.

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There is a growing resentment over YouTubers staging dangerous stunts to get viewers, sometimes resulting in property damage, environmental damage, or harm to people. So there are definitely good reasons to curb some of the senseless stunts staged just for fun and viewers. But if the architect of said stunt takes the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the environment and everyone involved, perhaps letting the stupidity (or bravery, whichever the case may be) run its course is in some ways the best solution. If nothing else, it at least makes for entertaining content.