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Bike thief caught red-handed live on IRL Twitch stream

Published: 23/May/2019 21:57 Updated: 23/May/2019 22:00

by Virginia Glaze

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While Twitch is a hive for hilarious and unscripted moments like pranks, fist fights, and even livestreamed porn, one streamer caught an act of crime as it was unfolding for his entire audience to see.

IRL Twitch streamer ‘Lee’s Channel,’ who documents social issues in San Francisco, was broadcasting his walk in San the city when he came upon an apparent thief, who was using a handheld power tool to loudly remove the lock from a bicycle parked by a curb in broad daylight.

“Hey buddy,” the streamer implored, walking up to the thief to find that they were clad in a hoodie, a hat, and sunglasses to conceal their identity. “Don’t do it.”

When approached about the matter, the thief vehemently claimed that the bike was his, quickly placing the grinder in his backpack before stating, “Are you gonna videotape me?” after taking note of the streamer’s equipment.

The streamer wasn’t the only one putting the thief on the spot, either; another bystander likewise whipped out his phone to call law enforcement to deal with the thief, who walked away after being called out by the duo.

Commenters were quick to clown the thief for his obvious “disguise,” noting that his getup and loud power tool were incredibly obvious to bystanders.

“Baseball cap, shades AND the hoody,” one commenter wrote. “Nah, he’s not suspicious, it’s sunny, that’s all.”

“It’s like the dude Googled ‘how to look like a bike thief’ before he went out to steal bikes,” another user joked of the encounter.

Reddit commenters were quick to clown the bike thief for his obvious disguise, proving that crime doesn’t pay – it just makes you look like an idiot.
https://www.reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/comments/bs0amt/bike_thief_caught_in_the_act/

This wouldn’t be the first time a Twitch streamer has caught a thief in the act during a live broadcast, either; Korean Twitch streamer Giannie Lee was in the middle of a stream on May 20 when her camera caught a pickpocket stealing her partner’s wallet during a walk, who immediately turned around upon realizing that his wallet had gone missing.

However, after apparently taking notice of Lee’s streaming equipment (or not finding anything of apparent worth in her partner’s wallet), the thief returned the billfold, claiming that he’d found it after seeing it on the ground.

Lee appears to be an unfortunate magnet for deplorable behavior, as she likewise was the victim of racist vitriol from multiple strangers during her trip to Berlin, Germany for TwitchCon Europe.

Despite their hateful actions, Lee encouraged her viewers to forgive the bystanders, effectively “killing them with kindness” and providing a spotlight of positivity on an otherwise disgraceful situation.

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TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.