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Syndicate Threatened with Arrest Over Owning Elon Musk’s Flame Thrower Device

Published: 16/Aug/2018 15:54 Updated: 16/Aug/2018 19:08

by Calum Patterson

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YouTuber Tom “Syndicate” Cassell has revealed that his recent purchase of Elon Musk’s ‘Not-a-Flamethrower’ device has got him into a serious spot of bother with the law.

During a recent vlog on a trip in the United States, Syndicate explained that police had shown up at his home in Manchester while he was away, attempting to confiscate the flamethrower.

On August 10, Syndicate posted an image from his door camera, showing a number of police officers at his home, saying the ‘heat were on him’.

The police had been made aware of his possession of the flamethrower as it was in one of Syndicate’s previous vlogs.

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Upon his return to the UK, Syndicate has given an update on the situation, having been told by Manchester police that the possession of the ‘Not-a-Flamethrower’ is illegal.

It breaches section 5 of the UK firearm act:

Section 5 firearms act. Section 5.1b.
(b)any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas.

Breaching section 5, leads to breaching section 1, which means Syndicate is left with two choices. Either hand the Not-a-Flamethrower over to police, or they will search his house and take it.

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Syndicate says he has discussed with the police and a third option may be feasible. Removing a certain mechanism in the flamethrower could possibly render it in compliance with the firearms act.

However, he then explains that there is currently a seal in place, which means the flamethrower is not operational anyway.

Syndicates lawyer is apparently in Africa, but the police aren’t giving him much time, saying that they will “escalate” matters if need be.

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Since then, there hasn’t been any more updates from Syndicate, but we will keep this story updated as more information is made available.

Update: Syndicate has now uploaded a full video to his channel explaining the situation in more detail.

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Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.