He told officers “he had purchased the vehicle not long ago and that he was recording a scene for his YouTube channel, which is about vehicles,” the warrant said. His YouTube channel was not named, so it’s unclear if the video was ever uploaded.
Police did not know if the company that owns the deck, LAZ Parking, would want to charge Shields, so he was released after being questioned. On July 20, a company spokesperson emailed police to say that LAZ Parking wanted to charge Shields, the warrant said. The company said Shields caused about $1,500 worth of damage, which is a felony amount.