A “suspect” believed to be a member of Elon Musk’s security team rammed his car into the “mad stalker” who was accused of following a vehicle carrying the billionaire’s toddler last week, the media said police on Tuesday.
The new details of the incident were revealed by the South Pasadena Police Department, who also noted in a press release that the 29-year-old victim described the bizarre Dec. 13 altercation as pure “coincidence.”
The man, identified by The Washington Post as Uber Eats driver Brandon Collado, told police he pulled into a parking lot off the 110 freeway in Los Angeles to use his phone when another car followed him and his way blocked.
The man believed to be Musk’s security guard — identified by police as a “suspect” — got out of the car and accused Collado of following him, authorities said. Both men took up the argument, and Musk uploaded his teammate’s version to Twitter the next night.
“Last night in LA the car with Lil X was followed by a maniac stalker (who thought it was me) who later stopped the car from moving and climbed the hood,” Musk claimed, referring to his 2-year-old son X Æ A- Xii.
The apparent security member got back into his vehicle and punched Collado before fleeing, police said. Collado remained at the scene when police arrived but never mentioned the other vehicle’s connection to Musk, despite his subsequent claims that the billionaire was stalking him and his family.
“At no point during the incident did the victim identify the suspect or indicate that the altercation was anything more than coincidental,” police said in a press release.
The police report backs Collado’s claims that he innocently pulled into a gas station lot while making Uber Eats deliveries when Musk’s teammate confronted him.
But the police investigation does not relieve Collado of stalking allegations. Detective Marc Madero told the Washington Post that in the video, Collado appeared to be trying to hide his identity by wearing gloves and partially covering his face.
However, Collado said the altercation confirmed his bizarre theories that Musk was monitoring him, not the other way around.
He said Musk monitored his real-time location and controlled Uber Eats to prevent him from finding work. Collado also claimed that Grimes, X Æ A-Xii’s mother and another of Musk’s children, sent him encrypted messages through her Instagram posts.
The incident between Collado and the security guard happened near Grimes’ home in LA.
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