December 10th Incident
On December 10th, 2022, Daniel had a meltdown on TikTok Live on @daniellarson62. The incident would escalate to the point of physical violence. Daniel hit his mentor Bob, who subsequently called the police.
Background[edit | edit source]
A YouTube livestream happened prior to the incident.
Incident[edit | edit source]
Daniel went live on TikTok following a brief Youtube livestream. The live consists of Daniel crying and repeatedly yelling, "The motel threatened to kill me!" Daniel can be seen holding a bloody napkin, the result of a nose bleed. Throughout the video, Daniel keeps asking Bob for help who is telling Daniel to get out of his car. Daniel starts punching himself in the face while accusing Bob of hitting him and, "breaking his arm." Bob responds angrily, claiming that Daniel was the one who beat him. After this, Bob threatens to call the police and Daniel starts hitting him. Bob proceeds to call the police. While Bob is talking to the 9-1-1 Operator Daniel yells that he needs help and that, "they," referring to either Bob or the motel, supposedly had a gun.
It seems that the TikTok account was banned shortly after the incident.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
After, Daniel went live on YouTube while in an ambulance. He ends up completely lying to the EMT in the ambulance, telling them that the motel called him and threatened to kill him with a gun.
Hours later, Daniel would post on YouTube community posts that Bob was going to, "...put [his] music career on hold for a few weeks." He also said that Bob bought him a plane ticket to California. This would immediately be confirmed by a picture of him at Colorado Springs Airport, as well as a picture of him going through airport security.
Daniel was flown to Los Angeles on a Southwest flight.
Community Reaction[edit | edit source]
This is considered by many to be the most significant Daniel incident in 2022, and possibly even in all of his history. This ended up being extremely controversial as he had seemingly attacked Bob for no reason. Many were extremely angry at Daniel, saying that this is the most obvious example yet of his gaslighting. Many have also stated that this is an example of his mental illness and delusion, as he may have believed that the motel had actually threatened him. His meltdown is an example of his poor processing of emotions, which could be from his autism or a mental illness he exhibits.
Bob has not pressed charges against Daniel.
Most importantly, it has also been speculated that Daniel was sent to Los Angeles due to the 5150 law in California, which allows an individual to be placed in a psychiatric facility if they are a danger to themself or others.