Last modified on 19 December 2014, at 00:46

Random Events

Random Events are encounters and short missions that spawn randomly throughout southern San Andreas in Grand Theft Auto V. The often allow the player to make choices and decide whether to help or hinder non-playable characters with some giving the player a reward for completing them. Fifty seven random events appear in the original release of GTA V with a further three added in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game. The player must complete any fourteen of the random events to achieve 100% completion. The first random events become available after the player completes the mission Complications as Franklin Clinton.

The player can choose to ignore almost all of the random events and they will occur again when in the area. Some, however, will only be available to complete once. The player can notice the event by spotting a dot on the radar. A blue dot is for non-hostile events with these characters requesting the players assistance. A red dot indicates that the person is hostile and will need to be attacked and/or killed. A flashing red and blue dot is for when the player can make a decision regarding who they help. When the decision is made, the dot of the person the player is helping will turn blue and the other persons dot will turn red.

Events

Mission name Location Available for Description Reward
Abandoned Vehicle 1 Smoke Tree Rd in the Grand Senora Desert All protagonists A Surfer will appear on Smoke Tree Rd, close to the Sandy Shores Airfield, which the player must approach. As they do, someone will stun the player leading to the screen fading to black. The player will then wake up on the Go Loco Railroad tracks with a train approaching with the player moving out of the way. No reward
Abandoned Vehicle 2 RON Alternates Wind Farm All protagonists The player will find a Journey with two rednecks having sex inside. When approaching the vehicle, the player will be attacked by the two men inside who will shoot the player. No reward
The Altruists Event Altruists Camp in Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness Trevor Philips The player, after delivering four victims to The Altruists, will then be kidnaped as a sacrifice. Trevor will then need to kill all the cult members to escape the camp. $125,000 (in five briefcases).
Arrests 1 Close to the O'Neil Farm in Grapeseed All protagonists The player will find a police officer casing a criminal with the choice of helping the officer arrest the criminal or the criminal in escaping. No reward (helping the police officer)
$250 + 2 star wanted level (helping the criminal)
Arrests 2 Senora Fwy at RON Alternates Wind Farm All protagonists The player will find a police officer casing a criminal with the choice of helping the officer arrest the criminal or the criminal in escaping. No reward (helping the police officer)
$250 + 2 star wanted level (helping the criminal)
ATM Robbery Los Santos/Blaine County All protagonists The player will find a pedestrian, having just used an ATM being robbed and requesting help. The player can then injure and/or kill the thief to retrieve the wallet before deciding on whether to return it to the owner. This event will occur on multiple occasions across the state. A full special ability meter and 10% of the money withdrawn (returning the wallet)
$500 - $2,000 (keeping the wallet)
Bike Theft City 1 Little Bighorn Ave in Rancho All protagonists The player will see a criminal stealing a bicycle from Gray Nicholson with the player chasing and retrieving the bike for the owner. +3 for the stamina statistic, an email from Nicholson and $100,000 in Animal Ark stocks.
Bike Theft City 2 Bridge St in Hawick All protagonists The player will see a criminal stealing a bicycle with the player chasing and retrieving the bike for the owner. +3 for the stamina stat.
Border Patrol 1 Mount Haan Rd n the Grand Senora Desert All protagonists A group of rednecks driving Sanchez' will ambush the player believing them to be foreign with the player needing to kill the group. No reward, although a maximum of $700 can be obtained in dropped money.
Border Patrol 2 Tataviam Mountains All protagonists A group of rednecks driving Sanchez' will ambush the player believing them to be foreign with the player needing to kill the group. No reward, although a maximum of $700 can be obtained in dropped money.
Border Patrol 3 Raton Canyon All protagonists A group of rednecks driving Sanchez' will ambush the player believing them to be foreign with the player needing to kill the group. No reward, although a maximum of $700 can be obtained in dropped money.
Burial North of Paleto Bay All protagonists The player will find two men about to bury Antonia Bottino alive with the player needing to kill the two men and drive her to meet Beppe. $60,000, full special bar and up to $600 in dropped money.
Bus Tour Vinewood Blvd in Downtown Vinewood All protagonists The player goes on a Vinewood Star Tours bus tour around the north of Los Santos. No reward
Car Theft 1 Grand Ocean Hwy in North Chumash All protagonists The player will see a woman who has her pink Peyote stolen and will need to retrieve her car. +5 for the driving stat and a unique pink Peyote (if not returned).
Car Theft 2 Exceptionalists Way in Los Santos International Airport All protagonists The player will see Saeeda Kadam who has her dark red Rocoto stolen and will need to retrieve her car. An email from Saeeda Kadam, a new suit, a unique dark red Rocoto (if not returned) or +5 for the driving stat (if returned)
Chase Thieves City 1 Grapeseed Main St in Grapeseed All protagonists The player will see members of The Lost Brotherhood stealing a mans wallet before escaping in a Gang Burrito with the player needing to retrieve the wallet. $250 (keeping the wallet) or $25 and a full special bar (returning the wallet)
Chase Thieves City 2 Route 68 in the Grand Senora Desert All protagonists The player will see members of The Lost Brotherhood stealing a mans wallet before escaping in a Gang Burrito with the player needing to retrieve the wallet. $120 (keeping the wallet) or $12 and a full special bar (returning the wallet)
Construction Accident Calais Ave in Little Seoul All protagonists The player will find a construction worker trapped in a Rubble after piping falls on top of the vehicle with the player needing to move them with a Dozer before the vehicle explodes. +2 for the driving stat
Countryside Gang Fight Marina Dr at the Alamo Sea All protagonists The player will find a man in a shootout with members of The Lost Brotherhood. After saving the man the player must follow him to his car and kill a second group of gang members, which allows the man to leave. $1,000
Countryside Robbery Route 68 in Harmony All protagonists The player will find the police shooting at some criminals. The player has the choice of allowing the criminals to be killed by the police, killing the criminals (earning a 2-star wanted level) or killing the police (earning a 3-star wanted level). The player can then steal the money the criminals had attempted to steal before losing the police. $10,000 (if both briefcases collected) or $5,000 (if one briefcase is collected, which causes the event to occur again).
Crash Rescue Great Ocean Hwy in Mount Chiliad All protagonists The player will find Taliana Martinez as the only survivor in a car accident on the highway and will need to take her to a medically trained friend in Sandy Shores. Unlocks Taliana Martinez as a driver for heist missions.
Deal Gone Wrong Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness All protagonists The player will find a number of men dead, likely from a shootout, and hear about a briefcase. Down a small hill the player will find another man, who threatens them but quickly dies, allowing them to take the briefcase of money. A group of criminals will attack the player and need to be killed to complete the event. $25,000
Domestic Wild Oats Dr in Vinewood Hills All protagonists The player will find Castro Lagano being kicked out of his house by his wife and is required to take him tot he Los Santos Golf Club. $80 and unlocks Castro as a golfing opponent.
Drug Shootout Mount Chiliad Trevor Philips Trevor Philips, at the end of a dirt road, will find a group of men at a farm protecting the marijuana crop. The player is required to kill them and steal a briefcase. Note that a marijuana leaf, rather than the dot system, will appear on the map. The event will also re-occur but only every in-game week with the monetary reward being random. $40,000 to $100,000.
Drunk Driver 1 Aguja St in La Puerta All protagonists The player will find a man attempting to drive his drunk friend home with the player then required to drive him to his house on Alta Pl in Hawick. $80.
Drunk Driver 2 Armadillo Ave in Sandy Shores All protagonists The player will find a drunk couple looking to get back to their motel with the player driving them back. $40.
Escape Paparazzi Vinewood Blvd in Downtown Vinewood All protagonists The player will find Lacey Jonas looking to escape the paparazzi that surround her. The player must lose the paparazzi, and not kill them, and drive to her house in Vinewood Hills. $750.
Gang Intimidation El Rancho Blvd in El Burro Heights
Fudge Ln in El Burro Heights
All protagonists The player will find a woman asking for help and, after following her, is ambushed by some criminals who are then killed. $200 - $500 (dropped money).
Getaway Driver Strawberry Ave in Strawberry All protagonists The player will find Patrick McReary and H robbing the Dollar Pills store. The player can help the two escape or kill them. $1,000 and Patrick McReary unlocked for heist missions (helping the criminals) or between $800 - $2,000 (if criminals are killed, money dropped).
Hitch Lift 1 Inseno Rd in Banham Canyon All protagonists The player will find Timm standing next to his broken down Schafter with the player needing to drive him to Los Santos International Airport in five in-game hours. $100, +5 for the driving stat and advice on Tinkle stock for the BAWSAQ website (which can result in a 30% profit).
Hitch Lift 2 North Calafia Way in Mount Chiliad Franklin Clinton or Trevor Philips The player will find Ursula attempting to hitchhike home with the player required to drive her home. +5 for the driving stat and Ursula as a Booty Call.
Hitch Lift 3 East Joshua Rd in San Chianski Mountain Range All protagonists The player will find a woman looking to hitchhike back to Los Santos with the player tasked with driving her to her boyfriend. +5 for the driving stat and a fight with her boyfriend.
Hitch Lift 4 Route 68 in Great Chaparral All protagonists The player will find a bride running away from her wedding with the player then needing to lose or beat up the groom (without killing him) before driving her to her house on Kimble Hill Dr in Vinewood Hills. No reward, although a maximum of $700 can be obtained in dropped money.
Luring Girl into Alley Supply St in La Mesa All protagonists The player will find a woman asking for help and, after following her, is ambushed by the woman and a male accomplice. The player must then kill them. $10 - $50 (dropped money).
Mugging 1 Forum Dr in Chamberlain Hills All protagonists The player will find a man being mugged in an alley off Forum Dr with the player needing to retrieve the wallet. $200 (keeping the money) or $20 and a full special bar (if returned).
Mugging 2 Meteor St in Hawick All protagonists The player will find a male assaulting a woman in an alleyway and is required to kill him before he kills the woman. No reward.
Mugging 3 Vespucci Blvd in Pillbox Hill All protagonists The player will find a man stealing the wallet of a pedestrian and must retrieve it. $2,000 (keeping the money) or $200 and a full special bar (if returned).
Prisoner Lift 1 North of Bolingbroke Penitentiary in the Grand Senora Desert Franklin Clinton or Michael De Santa The player will find a member of The Lost Brotherhood next to a crashed police vehicle and must then drive him to the Lost Brotherhood's hangout in East Vinewood but only after losing a one star wanted level. +5 for the driving stat.
Prison Lift 2 South of Bolingbroke Penitentiary in the Grand Senora Desert All protagonists The player will find an escaped prisoner asking for a lift away from the prison but will rob the player and attempt to escape with the player needing to kill the criminal. No reward.
Rogue Altruists Baytree Canyon Rd Franklin Clinton or Michael De Santa The player will find two members of The Altruists cult attacking a woman and, after killing the cult members, drives the woman home. $80.
Shop Robbery 1 Eastbourne Way in Rockford Hills All protagonists The player enters the Bob Mulét barbers and finds a robbery taking place. After the criminal leaves, the player must follow them in a vehicle and kill them to retrieve the money. $2,000 (keeping the money) or no reward (if returning the money).
Shop Robbery 2 Prosperity St Promenade in Del Perro All protagonists The player enters the Sub Urban store and finds a robbery taking place. After the criminal leaves, the player must follow them on foot and kill them to retrieve the money. $2,000 (keeping the money) or 25% off the next purchase (if returning the money).
Simeon Yetarian Corner of Adam's Apple Blvd and Power St in Pillbox Hill Franklin Clinton or Michael De Santa The player enters Premium Deluxe Motorsport and confronts Simeon Yetarian who will then flee. The player can then kill Simeon or allow him to escape. This random event can only be completed between the missions Friend Request and The Jewel Store Job. No reward.
Snatched South Mo Milton Dr in Vinewood Hills All protagonists The player will find a woman being kidnapped by The Lost Brotherhood and must free the girl. The player will then be asked to drive her to Dara's house in Chumash and will have to kill pursuing Lost gang members. No reward.
Sports Bike Theft North Rockford Dr in Richman All protagonists The player will find a man stealing a Bati 800 with the player required to retrieve it. +5 for the driving stat (if returned) or a Bati 800 (if not returned).
Stag Do Running Man Route 68 in Great Chaparral The player will find a groom tied to an post on Route 68 and, after freeing him, will need to drive to his house on Banham Canyon Dr in Vinewood Hills, to his best man at Hookies on the Great Ocean Hwy and to the wedding at the St. Brigid Baptist Church in Paleto Bay in five in-game hours. Super Diamond.
Security Van 1 Corner of Alta St and Innocence Blvd in La Puerta All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred by two security guards from the Globe Oil filling station, either by killing them before they enter the van or destroying the back doors, and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.
Security Van 2 Vespucci Blvd in Little Seoul All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred by two security guards from the Lucky Plucker restaurant, either by killing them before they enter the van or destroying the back door and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.
Security Van 3 Paleto Blvd in Paleto Bay All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred by two security guards, either by killing them before they enter the van or destroying the back doors, and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.
Security Van 4 Adam's Apple Blvd in Little Seoul All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred by two security guards, either by killing them before they enter the van or destroying the back doors, and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.
Security Van 5 Prosperity St in Vespucci Canals All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred in a Securicar, by destroying the back doors, and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.
Security Van 6 San Andreas Ave in Little Seoul All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred in a Securicar, by destroying the back doors, and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.
Security Van 7 Chianski Passage in San Chianski Mountain Range All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred in a Securicar, by destroying the back doors, and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.
Security Van 8 Great Ocean Hwy in Tongva Hills All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred in a Securicar, by destroying the back doors, and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.
Security Van 9 El Rancho Blvd in Cypress Flats All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred in a Securicar, by destroying the back doors, and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.
Security Van 10 Supply St in La Mesa All protagonists The player will need to steal some money being transferred in a Securicar, by destroying the back doors, and then lose the police. $3,000 - $8,000.

PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC exclusive

Mission name Location Available for Description Reward
Duel Route 68 in the Grand Senora Desert All protagonists The player will find a Duke O'Death parked near a gas station and, after entering the car, will be attacked by a group of rednecks appearing in two Phantoms and three Dubstas. After the rednecks are killed the event is completed. The event is available after the mission Pulling Favors for Tonya Wiggins. A Dukes O'Death and two other spawn locations: one in El Burro Heights and another in the Grand Senora Desert.
Sea Plane Cave east of the RON Alternates Wind Farm All protagonists The player will find a group of criminals talking in a cave and will then be attacked. After killing those present and entering the Dodo Seaplane another group will attack the player, who can kill the second group or escape. Dodo Seaplane and two other spawn locations: one at a lake in Vinewood Hills and another in Galilee.
Monkey Mosaic Near Los Santos Customs in Burton All protagonists The player will find a street artist, wearing a monkey mask, painting another monkey mosaic. When approached, the street artist will runaway. This event will only be unlocked after photographing all fifty Monkey Mosaics. Go Go Monkey Blista (in each protagonists garage after a text message from Space Monkey.