Man Caught Going 130 MPH On Test Drive Threatens To Kill Officer And His Family

Tom Gantert

A man who was driving 130 mph in a Tesla threatened to kill a police officer and the officer's family.

Troy, MI – A man took a Tesla out for a test drive and drove it 130 mph and then threatened to kill a police officer and the officer's children and family and then threatened to burn down the Troy Police Department.

Jordan Szeliga, 28, was charged with reckless driving and not having an operator’s license as well as two counts of hinder and obstruction of a police officer, according to WDIV.

He was also charged with intimidation for threatening to burn down the police department, according to WJBK.

Police were called Jan. 8 at about 4:45 p.m. with reports of a red 2019 Tesla driving about 130 mph, according to WXYZ.

While police were searching for the vehicle, they received reports of the Tesla doing donuts in a parking lot of a building.

The police were able to pull over the vehicle once it got back on the road, WXYZ reported.

When police asked Szeliga to get out of the Tesla, he refused. Szeliga attempted to close the door and then laid down across the passenger seat with hands folded.

Police were able to get him out of the car and put him in handcuffs, according to WJBK.

While being transported, Szeliga threatened to kill the police officer, the officer’s family and his children. When in jail, Szeliga then threatened to burn down the police department when he was released.

Szeliga’s bond was set at $10,000, according to WDIV.

The Detroit Free Press reported that Szeliga has had other run-ins with the police.

In 2018, Szeliga was charged with malicious destruction of fire or police property. And in 2014, Szeliga was charged with assaults against police officers and obstruction, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Szeliga is from Waterford Township, which is about 36 miles northwest of Detroit.

Comments (53)
flybynight
flybynight

I wonder what the police officer said to provoke such a reaction?/sarc

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sonnyboy1
sonnyboy1

Threatened to kill officer and his family and then threatened to burn down the police department when released? And then released on $10,000? WTH? What was the judge thinking? Oh, he or she wasn't.

Bad Bob
Bad Bob

I thought that I was hot shit when I drove a 1968 Dodge Charger RT with a 440 six- pack at 110 mph on a test drive. The salesman from Anaheim Dodge had a religious experience. He told thousands of people about that test drive ending, each time, with, "And, I'll have to give him this, he knew what he was doing, he was a good driver." I know this because 45 years later I met a woman who had worked with Monty, the salesman, and had heard the story several times from HIM.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#rolltape

LEO0301
LEO0301

This guy sounds like a ticking time bomb. Just a matter of time before we read another story about him on blue lives matter.

JBoH
JBoH

Six cans short of a six pack.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Based on past criminal history, this guy should have stayed in jail. Burning down a PD is a terrorist threat. He obviously has money, but is mentally unstable. The judge better pray this guy doesn't make good on any of his threats.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

This guy is proof that it's not just the amish that commit crimes... and he should be spending a looooong time in jail, for the safety of society.

RussellSR
RussellSR

Only those wearing a black balaclava in Seattle are allowed to make those types of threats without consequences how dare they release with a 10k bond.

Sgt167
Sgt167

How was he able to take a tesla out for a test drive without a drivers license? They took him at his word? Oh that’s right they are “self-driving”

Dezertgem
Dezertgem

No respect at all....

Sgt BB
Sgt BB

Anyone else notice that the shirt he's wearing has mermaids on it?

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Lol....what a evil looking SOB! He'll eventually end up on a morgue table! Just hope no one else suffers from his idiot actions!

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

So...........he's mad because he didn't get a trophy and a sticker star for driving car without a license at 130 MPH......... Well....too bad idiot.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

He was having a "HCD" moment... ;)

rix is retired
rix is retired

Did I miss it.. or 'in his rant' did he cry out "I want my Mommy."

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Pull that crap here, and he would have been a hospital detail for sure.

Cincymike
Cincymike

Question of the day. Why would a dealership let someone test drive without a drivers license?


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