Adi Saputra, an Indonesian man who gained viral infamy yesterday for starring in a video in which he flips out, flips his girlfriend’s motorcycle and dismantles it piece by piece after getting ticketed by a police officer — is now a criminal suspect.
Adi, who was reportedly detained and is still under investigation by the South Tangerang Police today, was charged with violating a statute on fencing — specifically, for performing a criminal act on an item that didn’t belong to him — when he destroyed his girlfriend’s motorcycle.
“He was named a suspect, at this time it’s for [a violation of] Article 480 of the Criminal Code, but we’re still developing the case,” South Tangerang Police Chief Ferdy Irawan said today, as quoted by Okezone.
If found guilty under Article 480, Adi could face up to four years in prison.
In addition, Ferdy said a urine test was necessary in Adi’s case to determine whether or not he was under the influence of alcohol or illegal narcotics, but he did not specify if the test had already been carried out.
The video of Adi’s rage, which has gone hugely viral in Indonesia since first hitting social media Thursday morning, is about one-minute long and shows him throwing an enormous tantrum in front of a cop and a woman who appears to be his girlfriend, flipping the motorcycle and tearing parts off of it off until it is stripped down to its main frame. Throughout Adi’s meltdown, the cop somehow manages to keep his cool while writing a ticket.
Police say the cop initially stopped Adi to fine him for not wearing a helmet, but later found that he also didn’t have his license or vehicle registration on him.
It appeared Adi’s rage did not end there, as another video surfaced yesterday showing him burning the motorcycle’s vehicle registration in his quest to destroy anything related to the vehicle.
While Adi’s ticket tantrum is one of the worst we’ve ever seen, he’s far from the only Indonesian to fly into an uncontrollable rage after getting written up by a traffic cop (perhaps because they’re so used to being able to bribe their way out of such incidents). Past viral videos have shown women attacking and even biting officers who tried to ticket them for their traffic violations.