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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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Addison Rae & Bryce Hall spark engagement rumors after cryptic ring post

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:43

by Alice Hearing

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TikTok’s hottest couple, Addison Rae and Bryce Hall, have sparked rumors that they might be getting engaged after Addison flexed a flashy ring on Instagram.

Bryce and Addison — affectionately referred to as ‘Braddison’ by shippers — are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators, who were long rumored to be secretly dating despite their repeated denial to the contrary.

However, on November 30, the two finally confirmed that they are officially dating, and have been together for nearly two months (although they did break up earlier this year after just three days together).

Since their surprise announcement, they haven’t held back with their lovey-dovey social media posts about each other, complete with cuddly, PDA-filled TikToks. And of course, while both creators are still so young, fans of the couple are eager for more content – especially if they decide to tie the knot in the future.

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Instagram: Bryce Hall
Bryce & Addison confirmed they were dating in November

On Thursday, January 14, Addison was spotted by paparazzi leaving XIV Karats LTD jewelry store in Beverly Hills – and  later on, posted a picture of a new sparkly ring on her ring finger to her Instagram story, leaving fans in a frenzy over what it might mean.

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Instagram: Addison Rae
Addison posted an image of the ring on her Instagram story

Typically, an engagement ring is worn on the ring finger of the left hand, and with the way the picture was taken, it does look like it’s on her left hand.

However, while it has prompted speculation that the pair are or could potentially be getting engaged, discussion on drama Instagram account TikTokroom heavily suggests that the pair are getting each other promise rings, instead.

This is something that several famous TikTok couples have done to show their commitment to each other, including Cynthia Parker and Quinton Griggs, as well as Alex Warren and Kouvr Annon, so it wouldn’t be so surprising if this is the case.

Either way, Bryce and Addison are clearly about as lovey-dovey as they could possibly be at this point, and engagement ring or not, the pair look like they’re in it for the long-haul.