YouTubers pull many tricks to generate virality among their videos. Some create fake pranks and find success out of it, while others Youtubers gets a jail time or probation upon getting arrested. In this article, check out some of the YouTube stars who broke the law and got arrested for their thirst to get more views on their YouTube video.
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Sam Pepper is famous for his YouTube prank videos where he walks around grabbing random women’s butts, flashing his private parts and what not. He is among the selected ones that are hated by the YouTube community for their actions on their YouTube videos.
Back in 2014, an 18-year-old woman filed an incident report with the Los Angeles Police Department alleging the YouTube celebrity Sam Pepper raped her. Apparently, the evidence wasn’t enough to warrant arrest Sam Pepper. But, he did break the law.
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Vitaly Zdorovetskiy got arrested many times in his controversial YouTube career. Here is a short version of arrests,
- He was caught after climbing the iconic Hollywood sign and waving a banner that read “I’m Back.”
- Rushed onto the court of the NBA Finals with the phrase “Trump Sucks” written across his bare chest.
- During 2014 World Cup Final between Argentina, Vitaly rushed onto the pitch and tried to kiss a German player.
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When someone acts in five Jackass movies, you know he is going to do something great. On 2015 August, Steve-O climbed a construction crane in Los Angeles in a protest against SeaWorld. He was convicted of two misdemeanors and sentenced to 30 days of jail time and 36 months of probation.
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This is the most unfortunate event this Twitch and YouTube streamer. According to the FBI, YouTube gaming celebrities are frequent targets for online hoaxers who use high-tech tricks to send police to fake emergencies. SWAT busted his house only to find nothing in the house. But, in the end, he was arrested for possessing marijuana (in small quantities). Although, he was not charged for pot.
Remember, when you were crazy drunk and vomited all the secrets of your life to your friends? Well, here, Matthew did it on YouTube.
Yes, Matthew Cordle videotaped himself confessing to killing a man while he was driving drunk. He pleaded guilty to killing Vincent Canzani of suburban Columbus in a wrong-way crash on June 22 and was sentenced to six and half years in prison and a lifetime loss of driving privileges.
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Vine star Cameron Dallas was jailed when he allegedly painted his apartment and everyone inside of it. He was arrested for vandalism and was held on $20,000 bail.
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Santiago, whose real name is Denisse Muniztorres, was taken into custody after she had allegedly pointed a handgun at her boyfriend.
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Two years back, Charles Ross was arrested after filming a video that finds him leapfrogging over the heads of two policemen in Florida.
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Trollstationis a prank channel consisting of Helder Gomes, Daniel Jarvis, Ebenezer Mensah, and Endrit Ferizolli. In May 2016, all four pleaded guilty and was jailed in connection with fake robberies at the National Portrait Gallery which caused a stampede.
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This Russian YouTuber was jailed for 2 months as he filmed himself playing Pokémon Go in an Orthodox church.
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Youtuber Steven Fernandez got arrested after he used his celebrity status to sexually exploit an underage girl. As Steven was a minor at that time, police released ordered him to wear an ankle tracker and stay under his mother’s custody.
Michal was famous for writing nerdy piano-driven rock songs for his YouTube channel “MikeLombardoMusic” and had more than 20 thousand subscribers before the closure. He was arrested and was pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography.
Then in 2014, Lombardo was sentenced to five years in federal prison for persuading underage fans to exchange sexually explicit images.
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