A teenager who appears to have intentionally crashed a stolen car into former police chief Andreas Probst’s widow after a hit-and-run in Las Vegas was seen laughing at former police chief Andreas Probst in a hit-and-run accident that is currently making the rounds online. It was revealed in the video.
The slain man’s wife, Crystal Probst, said in her first public statement since police announced murder charges against the driver: “This is not just one victim. We are victims as a nation. . He is the victim of a senseless crime,” he told Fox News Digital. She said: “We all need to go to court and show our outrage.”
She said her husband’s murder was the latest example of the anarchy that is rampant in many U.S. cities amid a backlash against police and a lack of accountability for criminals.
According to a statement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Probst, 64, was riding his bicycle in the morning when he was struck by a boy on North Tenaya Way near West Centennial Parkway at approximately 6:04 a.m. on August 14. It is said that he was run over.
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The 17-year-old driver fled, and Probst, who was still alive, was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
In the video, the driver asks, “Are you ready?” A laughing passenger records the crash on his iPhone.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, hit A,” he told the driver, who then swerved the Hyundai Elantra into the bike lane behind Probst. Probst was pedaling in a red shirt and shorts.
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The driver was heard honking his horn three times before hitting Probst’s rear wheel, sending him flying onto the hood of the car.
The passenger turned around, pointed his iPhone out the window, and recorded Probst’s rollover until he came to a stop on the side of the road.
“Damn, that thing knocked me out!” a passenger says in the 31-second clip.
“Oh, yeah, we have to get out of here,” the panicked driver replied, stepping on the gas.
Police tracked the driver, whose name has not been released because of his age, and he was booked into Clark County Juvenile Hall on charges related to the hit-and-run.
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Two weeks later, police learned of the disturbing video. The video was viewed 5.1 million times as a single. X account, formerly Twitter. Based on the footage, the charges against the boy were upgraded to murder, police said.
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The passenger who recorded the sick ambush is still at large.
The former Bell, Calif., police chief retired in 2009 after 35 years in law enforcement and moved to the desert oasis to work in global security, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
According to local newspapers, his 27-year-old daughter, Taylor Probst, received an alert from her father’s Apple Watch the morning of the accident, indicating that he had fallen.
She and her mother drove to the scene, about three miles from their home, and found Probst’s helmet, bicycle and phone strewn on the road. He had already been taken to the hospital.
“I thought, ‘This is not good,'” Crystal Probst told the newspaper. Four hours later they learned he had died.
The couple also have a son and would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this month.
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Their daughter said Andreas Probst was like a father figure to everyone.
“Being around him was like being next to a ray of sunshine,” Taylor Probst said. “He was always laughing, always smiling, offering you support, life advice, career advice.”
Mitch Picasso contributed to this report.