There is no doubt he played them for the attention he was craving. If it were not that group he would have found another. He was escalating regardless of what that group did. When they would slow down or head in the wrong direction it was him who would give them the clues they needed to get back on his tail. As far as the suicide goes.. I dont know how much they were involved because they tended to skip over that. What baffles me is how anyone could mistake that really large guy for that skinny little twerp in the video.