In the first episode of his documentary series “The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star,” Dawson and fiance Ryland Adams revealed they’d had to call law enforcement to their home due to the presence of unwanted intruders.
A short, dramatic clip of the break-in featured footage of Ryland holding a baseball bat, with Dawson showing a phone call to 911 — a disturbing incident that was expounded upon in his latest video uploaded to his new channel, “Shane Glossin.”
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Under this new moniker, Dawson revealed the ordeal in its entirety, showcasing security camera footage that revealed the presence of a hooded stranger walking outside the house as Ryland spoke to police on the phone.
The camera then went dark, with sounds of persistent knocking sending Dawson into a panic as he whispered, “Oh my god,” in fear.
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The spine-chilling moment was preceded by a voicemail from Jeffree Star, who expressed relief that Shane had recorded the incident on film as further proof of the invasion and advised him to amp up security on the property.
Dawson later explained the invaders’ motivation, claiming that they’d been trying to steal his “Conspiracy” makeup palette ahead of launch.
“Jeffree said, ‘Listen, once we start doing this palette, people are gonna start coming for you,’” the YouTuber recalled. “I thought he meant like on Twitter, haters or something. He meant in real life, and they would try to come to my house and rob me, and find our makeup palette and steal it and f**king counterfeit it.”
The YouTuber later claimed that the would-be robber climbed over his fence and made their way into his home via the garage, prompting him to try and lock the door at the exact moment they tried to open it.
The break-in followed the notable robbery of Star’s warehouse in April, which resulted in the black market sale of his concealer line before it had been released to the public.
Thankfully, both Dawson and Ryland emerged from the terrifying ordeal unscathed — but the blood curdling footage acts as a chilling reminder of the consequences that internet stardom can bring.