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The ‘crazy stalker’ Elon Musk said was following ‘assassination coordinates’ in Los Angeles was an Uber Eats driver with an interest in Grimes, WaPo reports

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  • The Washington Post found the man who encountered Elon Musk’s security at a Los Angeles gas station.
  • Brandon Collado claimed that Musk knew his location at all times and was “stalking him.” 
  • He also believed that Musk’s former partner, Grimes, was trying to communicate with him.

The man who allegedly confronted a car carrying Elon Musk’s son was an Uber Eats driver who believed he was connected to the billionaire’s ex-girlfriend, Grimes, according to The Washington Post, but police say they have found no evidence so far to support the idea the incident occurred as a result of accounts that track Musk’s private jet.

On Wednesday, Musk tweeted a video that showed one of his security guards moving toward a man in a vehicle and filming the license plate of the man’s car. Musk claimed the man in the car had blocked and jumped onto the hood of a car carrying his son, X Æ A-Xii.

The video does not show the events prior to the confrontation.

“Last night, car carrying lil X in LA was followed by crazy stalker (thinking it was me), who later blocked car from moving & climbed onto hood,” Musk wrote in a tweet.

—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2022


At the same time, Musk began speaking out against people like 20-year-old Jack Sweeney, who runs multiple private jet tracker accounts, including one that tracks Musk’s jet. The accounts use publicly available data to follow the flight paths of private jets that belong to celebrities.

On Wednesday, Twitter moved to ban such accounts and links to them on other platforms and began suspending journalists who Musk claimed “doxxed” him for posting Tweets related to his flights — although some of the people blocked said they never shared such info. Musk compared the posts to sharing “assassination coordinates.”

“Legal action is being taken against Sweeney & organizations who supported harm to my family,” Musk wrote. 

According to the Post report published Sunday, the incident occurred at a gas station in South Pasadena on Tuesday evening — 23 hours after the @ElonJet account last shared Musk’s location at Los Angeles International Airport. The incident occurred 26 miles away from LAX, the Post reported.

The Post identified the man in the video Musk shared on Twitter as Brandon Collado, an Uber Eats driver who was aware that Grimes, Musk’s former girlfriend and mother of two of his kids — real name Claire Elise Boucher — lived nearby the gas station where the incident occurred. Collado rented the vehicle he was in, the Post reported.

Collado made strange claims to the Post, saying Grimes was discreetly communicating with him through Instagram posts and that Musk was able to prevent him from receiving Uber Eats orders, claiming Musk controlled the company. Collado also claimed Musk knew his location at all times, and, following the incident, accused Musk of “stalking” his family in a tweet directed at Musk, the Post reported.

Collado told the Post that he arrived at the gas station while making deliveries and to visit a friend. In videos obtained by the Post from Collado himself, Collado can be seen walking in front of a car driven by Musk’s security guard. There is no information to confirm whether or not Musk’s son was in the car, the Post reported.

The gas station manager told the Post that the South Pasadena Police Department responded to the incident. The Los Angeles Police Department wrote in a statement that Musk has yet to file a police report regarding the incident, multiple outlets have reported. 

Marc Madero, an LAPD detective, told the Post his unit is investigating whether or not Collado is a suspect they had been investigating for stalking Boucher, and say Collado may have purposely taken steps to conceal his identity. 

Madero said that although his unit has not obtained proof that Collado used jet tracking to locate Musk’s security guards, it could be a possibility.

The LAPD, SPPD, and Musk did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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