Popular TikTok influencer leads police on 100 mph chase, says he did it for ‘fun’

The opportunity for everyday people to become social media influencers has fundamentally changed the marketing world and how we perceive products, and apparently, such fame has also provided a false sense of security for some influencers.

That was evidenced over the weekend, when, according to the Washington Examiner, a popular TikTok influencer known as Damaury Mikula was arrested after leading police on a 100 mph police chase, only to tell police that he thought he could get away with it due to his money and fame. 

The bizarre incident occurred when Mikula was at a stoplight and noticed a police car several vehicles behind him. He made the poor decision to do a burnout at the intersection before leading police on the extremely dangerous, high-speed chase.

The TikTok influencer was pursued all the way to his residence, where he answered the door when police came knocking.

“Do something fun”

When Mikula was finally pulled over and arrested, the police officers involved received a brutally honest — and stupid — excuse as to why he did what he did.

“Mr. Mikula advised his state of mind was that he is young, makes a lot of money, and has a fast car and he can do whatever he wants,” Trooper W. Kelly said, according to the Examiner.

The trooper added: “Mr. Mikula advised he wanted to do something fun for three seconds, and it cost him.”

Notably, Mikula must not be too worried about the potential consequences, as he admitted to the troopers that he had attempted to get on the expressway so that he could outrun them. He went to to say that he decided against that move, as he believed it would only get him in more serious trouble than he already was.

The influencer was promptly hauled to the Pasco County Jail, where he was bonded out the next morning.

The charges

While Mikula likely has the money to retain the best possible legal counsel, he’ll face a number of serious charges, including “fleeing/eluding police with disregard of safety to persons or property, reckless driving, and racing on a highway.”

According to Fox News, the responding troopers advised Mikula that pulling such stunts is not the best way to live.

Only time will tell if Mikula heeds the troopers’ sage advice, but unfortunately, in today’s society, it’s likely that he’ll monetarily benefit from pulling such a ridiculous stunt.

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