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Jake Paul “arrested” in YouTube prank following ‘looting’ charges

Published: 14/Jun/2020 22:15 Updated: 15/Jun/2020 0:07

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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UPDATE 2:15PM PST June 14: The 23-year-old has now cleared up the mystery surrounding his alleged “arrest,” revealing in a YouTube upload that he was actually the victim of a prank set up by friends, and wasn’t in fact taken into custody by real police.

After finding out he’d fallen for the joke while in the back of the fake cop car, he expressed frustration over being punk’d, and explained why he was “sick” of being “made an example of” for content. “And the f**ked up part, bro? I might still go to jail, so this is like f**king funny, but it’s not. F**k you guys!”

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YouTuber and Team 10 owner Jake Paul was allegedly “arrested” on June 13, following criminal charges filed against him for criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly on June 4 – but is it real?

The 23-year-old came under fire after videos were posted online of him being present during riots in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 30. He responded to the accusations, and claimed that while he was indeed there, he didn’t participate in any illegal activities himself.

Law enforcement didn’t see it that way though, and ruled him as somewhat complicit just by being in attendance, handing him criminal charges of criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly. Now, on June 13, a video has surfaced online of the YouTube star allegedly being “arrested” by police – but a lot of people have doubts surrounding the legitimacy of it.

Was Jake Paul arrested?

The video appears to show Jake getting put into the back of a police car outside his house by two male officers while the person recording it exclaims “We’re on it, we’re on it, dude!” as though to reassure him they’d get him out of custody as soon as they could.

“Jesus, bro…” they continue, as they pan the camera around to show another law enforcement vehicle parked next to the first one. “Bro, this is f**ked.”

The legitimacy of the “arrest” appears to be doubted by many online, especially due to the fact that neither cars have license plates on the front, or state a town or city on the side as is common with US police vehicles.

Twitter user ‘@Hey_Byrd’ also pointed out that the cars “look awfully similar” to fake ones hired actors use when performing stunts – indicating that this could all be just an act for an upcoming video about the charges.

It’s currently unclear at the time of writing as to whether the content creator was actually brought into custody or not, or whether it was simply staged for a future project. Jake was pranked by being “arrested” by fake cops for Curtis Lepore’s YouTube channel in 2017, which also adds to the speculation.

Neither Jake or his brother Logan have spoken out about the incident on social media, leaving fans confused as to whether he’s actually in custody or not.

According to Sgt. Benjamin Hoster from the Scottsdale PD, the YouTube star is due to appear in court “in a month” over the charges, so it’s a mystery as to why they’d be arresting him now – if he actually was, of course.

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KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.