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Pickpocket returns wallet after being caught red-handed on Twitch IRL stream

Published: 21/May/2019 8:46 Updated: 21/May/2019 9:18

by Calum Patterson

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IRL Twitch streamer Giannie Lee has had her share of run-ins with some unsavory individuals on her travels, from encountering racists in Cologne to now a ruthless pickpocket in London.

As Giannie and her partner were walking through a quiet part of the city on the evening of May 20, a man could be seen shuffling around closely behind them.

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From the viewers perspective, it soon became clear that the man was reaching into Giannie’s partner’s back pocket, before quickly moving away and getting ahead of them.

Twitter / Giannie LeeGiannie Lee streams her travels around the world on Twitch.

Immediately noticing that his wallet had been ‘dropped’, her partner swiveled round to look on the ground for his missing belongings, with the pickpocket already far ahead.

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However, it appears that the thief may have realized that Giannie had been filming, even streaming, the entire situation, as she turned the camera to face him in the background.

Or, perhaps the thief simply wasn’t interested in the contents of the wallet – either way, he chose to ‘return’ it, pretending he had just spotted it on the ground, as though it had in fact been dropped.

Giannie has been streaming much of her trips around Europe on Twitch, and has made headlines previously after being subjected to multiple racist encounters during her time in Germany.

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While at a restaurant, two German men mocked her ethnicity, playing up for the camera, but likely not realizing that the incident was being livestreamed, as well as recorded.

These repeated incidents show that even if you are clearly filming, and even livestreaming to the world, it may not be enough to keep you safe while traveling big cities.

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Bryce Hall reveals why he uploaded viral street fight video

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:23

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and TikTok star Bryce Hall came under fire after uploading a video that showed himself attempting to break up a fight between the Sway House boys and a bystander — and now, he’s revealed his side of the story.

The video, originally taken on September 23, sparked outrage among Hall’s fanbase after being posted on October 4, with many critics calling out the influencer for what appeared to be bad behavior.

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However, Sway House member Nick Bean clarified what took place in an Instagram Live stream, stating that the altercation had been his fault and that things ultimately ended on a happy note, while also claiming the incident was “misrepresented” by media outlets.

This didn’t stop some commenters from still finding fault with the situation — especially since a few choice homophobic slurs had been thrown out during the video.

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Bryce Hall later told his side of the story during an episode of his “Capital University” podcast on October 7, seeming to confirm Bean’s version of events: A drunk Bean had tossed a traffic cone onto a nearby car, causing the owner to come out of a restaurant to assess the situation.

Bryce claimed that the car’s owner punched Bean in the face twice, leading to the all-out brawl seen in the video. Just like Bean’s statement, he claimed that the group made up in the end; but that wasn’t all he revealed.

The TikToker also explained why he’d even uploaded the video in the first place, stating that he wanted to get ahead of the media outlets to prevent any misinterpreting of the situation.

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“We didn’t actually know that there was a video,” Hall admitted, referring to the now-viral clip originally taken from a paparazzi outlet. “I actually tweeted out the video, because I knew it was going to come out. I didn’t want the press articles to switch up the story at all. So I tweeted it out.”

At long last, Hall has finally cleared up the events leading up to the viral video; and while some fans are understanding, it doesn’t look like internet critics are willing to let this one go, regardless of his and Bean’s explanation.

What’s your take on the fight? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending!

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