Bike thief caught red-handed live on IRL Twitch stream - Dexerto

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


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.

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.


Pokimane slams Fedmyster’s second OfflineTV document: “Who asked?”

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:27

by Virginia Glaze


⁠Former Offline TV member Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan has released yet another lengthy Google Doc regarding the accusations of misconduct against him from OTV streamers, claiming he wants to “move on” from the drama.

Fedmyster was released from OTV in June 2020, after streamers LilyPichu, Yvonne and Pokimane levied accusations of harassment and inappropriate conduct against him.

Following these accusations, it seemed that all was resolved, with Fed having been removed from the group as a result; but a Google Doc seemingly leaked from the disgraced streamer in late November, which set off a chain reaction of outrage across the internet.

In the leaked November document, Fed appeared to accuse Pokimane of not being honest about their relationship to her viewers, and included screenshots of private text messages between them.

While Pokimane went on to respond to this document, saying he’d admitted his guilt, Fedmyster released yet another lengthy statement on December 1, claiming that he had actually never intended to release the original Doc. Instead, he explained that it had actually been a “form of therapy for myself, to address my concerns about the way Poki portrayed me in her stream.”

Fedmyster also purported that a formerly-trusted member of his community had leaked the document, leading to a “violent breach of my trust and against my wishes as I’ve been working hard to grow, heal, and move on from everything.”

fedmyster and pokimane
Instagram: Fedmyster
The leaked document of Fedmyster’s in November had been titled “My Truth,” and mostly centered around his relationship with Pokimane.

The former streamer likewise addressed allegations that he had attempted to get Yvonne fired from the group due to her accusations against him. Denying that he had ever wanted her kicked from the crew, he claims that his concerns were due to her “lack of excitement and willingness to help with OfflineTV projects when it’s the only reason she’s in the house.”

He included several other explanations regarding his text messages with Pokimane, as well as his portrayal of Jodi toward Poki, who he apologized for, “painting her to Imane in such a poor light.”

Fedmyster ended his document by claiming that he wants “to move on and start a new chapter in my life,” hoping to put the issue to rest once and for all.

Pokimane has since responded to the document with a scathing tweet, writing, “Who asked lol.”

Fedmyster’s long document has been met with similar reactions from readers online, marking yet another episode of an ongoing incident between some of Twitch’s top content creators.