Sixth Street Bridge in Los Angeles. Getty Images
The father of the teen who fell badly from the LA Bridge said that social media had nothing to do with it.
Paul Luna told ABC7 that his son didn’t even have his phone with him at the time of the tragedy.
The LAPD chief said the teen slipped while trying to post on social media.
Police said the teenage boy’s father fell while climbing a new Los Angeles, California, bridge during an apparent social media stunt conflicting officers’ narratives and saying his son didn’t even have his phone with him at the time.
Paul Luna told ABC7 that his 17-year-old son Anthony Luna’s fall from the 6th Street Viaduct on Saturday was just a terrible accident and that it was “100% wrong” that the teen was trying to post on social media when he was badly injured. had fallen from the iconic period.
Luna told ABC7, “Chief of police, they’re saying Anthony did it for some kind of video stunt, maybe likes or something, but that’s 100% wrong.” Media.”
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michelle Moore said during a meeting of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners on Tuesday that the teen “broadcasted, apparently, social media while climbing one of the arches to post.”
“Sadly, we see that location, while it has generated a lot of pride in Los Angeles, has unfortunately also served as a backdrop for tragedies like this one now,” Moore said.
Luna told NBC4 that her son was playing with friends when Saturday’s tragedy occurred.
“Since that bridge opened, people have been riding bikes on that thing. I’ve seen people roller skating on that thing, walking on it, sleeping on it. So, it seemed like it was very possible ,” Luna told the news outlet.
The LAPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment by Insider on Friday.
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