Miami-Dade County

Daredevil pulls social media accounts as Miami police begin hunt

Miami police released this photo, reportedly of thrill seeker DareDevilMagic
Miami police released this photo, reportedly of thrill seeker DareDevilMagic Courtesy of Miami Police

Dressed like a ninja and armed with a GoPro camera, a South Florida thrill-seeker caught the attention of Miami media this week with his recorded escapades atop highrise construction sites.

But now that he’s also caught the attention of local police, it appears that the man who goes by the moniker DareDevilMagic_Insane is attempting to perform a new trick: Disappear.

After conducting anonymous, masked interviews with CBS 4 and Local 10 news, the grappler who released videos showing him scaling the abandoned Hurricane roller coaster in Dania Beach and, reportedly, the Brickell City Centre, has pulled his Instagram, YouTube and Twitter accounts. Meanwhile, Miami police say they’re launching an investigation into his “antics,” worried that he may inspire copycats.

“First, to trespass on to a construction site is a third-degree felony in the state of Florida, punishable by up to five year imprisonment and/or fines of up to $10,000 for each violation,” Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden wrote in a Friday press release. “Another more important problem is, this behavior may very well lead an impressionable youngster to mimic the climb and risk serious injury or even death.”

Burden said police are monitoring social media and if they catch the daredevil will arrest him. It appears that, despite his attempts to keep his identity hidden, police have a picture of his face.