LA Clippers Intuit Dome Broken Into by Two Teens Who Posted Video of Incident

Inglewood Police are currently investigating the incident as seen in the viral video.

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Gen Z’s habit of sharing incriminating behavior on TikTok isn’t showing signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Two teens in California snuck into the Intuit Dome in Inglewood and documented it for a TikTok video shared on Thursday, according to the New York Post.

According to USA Today, the unfinished indoor arena is a $2 billion project and the future home of the Los Angeles Clippers. Construction began in September 2021 and the stadium is set to open in August. 

These two teens, however, seemingly couldn’t wait for the arena’s official opening.

In the 90-second video, the duo are seen making their way into the construction site, climbing ladders, and navigating stairwells to enter the arena. While inside, they shoot some hoops, play with fire extinguishers, visit the rafters, before going to the roof to take in the sights of the L.A. skyline. 

The TikTok, which doesn’t make an effort to conceal their faces, was captioned “Sneaking into Clippers stadium,” and included hashtags for the Clippers, the Lakers, and even LeBron James.

Inglewood Mayor James E. Butts said the young men were eventually identified.

"We know who the young men are. We have identified them and their parents, and they will be talked to probably tomorrow or the next day,” said Mayor Butts, per ABC 7 Los Angeles.

He continued, "It will be very clear to these young men—and to people who are TikTok followers—that you have a moment of TikTok greatness followed by a little bit of misery. And so we don't play around with these things." 

"When you have construction sites, they're nuisances and they attract kids and they attract people who wants to steal tools," Butts added. "The fact of the matter is, that's what happens when you build a major project."

"The site security is conducted by private security agencies and, in this case, what's going to happen is [we're going to] increase the off-construction hour security, they're going to bump that up," Butts told Fox 11 Los Angeles.

Inglewood Police said they are investigating the incident but there were no signs of vandalism, per the Post. It’s not clear if the teens were charged with any crimes yet. However, trespassing is a misdemeanor in California, which comes with a fine of $1000 and up to 6 months in county jail.

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