A horrible video shows teenagers in Las Vegas hit and kill a man on a bicycle for fun after they ran another car off the road. The man they killed was retired California police chief Andreas Probst, who was only 64.
The teens had just stolen a Hyundai and were picked up by cops on the 14th of August. They 17-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of hit and run but it was only after the cops discovered the video below showing them committing the crime in late August that the he was charged with murder.
Before you watch the video below, BE WARNED that it doesn’t censor anything.
This video has received 1/1000th of the coverage of the Jordan Neely subway incident. If the races were reversed, it would be the only thing the media would be talking about. The life of the guy they ran over simply doesn’t matter because he is white. pic.twitter.com/Gk1Huwt7Bs
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 16, 2023
Here’s more from New York Post:
A retired California police chief appeared to be deliberately mowed down and killed while riding his bike in Las Vegas by a laughing teenage driver whose pal can be heard saying “Yeah, hit his ass,” video of the incident shows.
Andreas Probst, 64, was killed after he was deliberately struck while out for a morning bike ride around 6 a.m. on Aug. 14, according to Las Vegas police.
The unidentified 17-year-old driver of the Hyundai was arrested by police soon afterward, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The teen has since been charged with murder, after police discovered a video posted to social media that allegedly showed him deliberately hitting the man.
This weekend, the shocking footage went viral online, showing the driver asking his pals “ready?” as the passenger films, laughing.
“Yeah, hit his ass,” he tells the driver before plowing into the retiree.
The disturbing clip begins with the passengers cursing at other cars as they speed by on the North Tenaya Way, near West Centennial Parkway.
The video shows the car approaching a man in red riding a bicycle on the side of the road from behind. With his friends’ encouragement, the driver pulls into the bike lane behind him, honks his horn, and deliberately smashes directly into his back tire with a loud bang, sending the cyclist flying.
The passenger films the man lying helplessly on the side of the road behind the vehicle.
“Damn that n—a got knocked out!” the passenger says as the driver can be heard stepping on the gas.
Probst was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to the Review Journal.
It’s not clear if the passenger who filmed the killing has been charged with any crime.
The 17-year-old was arrested the same day as the Probst’s death on suspicion of hit and run. He was later charged with murder because of the video, though the date the charges were set was not clear.
The former cop had moved to Sin City after he retired as chief of police in Bell, California in 2009, according to reports.
What a horrible and senseless killing. I hope the driver and passenger spend the rest of their lives in jail. They won’t, but they should.