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Twitch streamer “hijacks” Lyft rideshare in hilarious IRL fail

Published: 25/Sep/2019 18:09 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 18:15

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Jakenbake and his girlfriend Water were exploring Los Angeles on September 24 and got into some awkward trouble with their Lyft.

After chowing down on lunch, Jake was trying to take his girlfriend to Santa Monica to go to the beach and do some shopping but was shocked after seeing that a Lyft would cost him $20 — a big difference than the prices he’s used to seeing in Asia. 

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The entertainer talked it over with his stream, but still reached the conclusion that paying for rides would be better than renting a car because he wouldn’t have to pay for parking. The streamer booked the ride and didn’t have to wait long for the car to show up – or so he thought. 

When the streamer and his girlfriend navigated past traffic to get to a car they believed was for them, they opened up the passenger side door and saw it was already occupied by a female and another individual.

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A clearly distraught yet apologetic Jake swiftly closed the door and backed away. Though, he had no reason to believe the seats weren’t taken due to the car’s tinted windows. 

“What?” a confused Jake repeated. “That is the car! Maybe he’s dropping them off? Oh, that’s awkward.”

After rechecking the application, he noticed that the driver was in fact dropping off the other passengers. While checking, he also justified his mistake by pointing out the application’s pathing showed the car pulling in to his pick up spot so he assumed it was for him. 

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The situation could have been a lot worse if the car wasn’t an Uber or Lyft at all and instead belonged to a random family or just another private vehicle. 

Eventually when the driver pulled up, Jake was quick to explain what had happened. According to the driver, he didn’t even know he had another pick-up after the girl he was dropping off which confused him even more. 

Twitch/jakenbakeliveJake finally made it into the Lyft.

“So when I opened the door you didn’t know? I’m so sorry,” he said.   

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For anyone who frequently uses a rideshare application, chances are they may have experienced a similar situation with other potential passengers trying to get into the car or maybe even getting into the wrong car themselves. 

It’s never a fun situation and it’s often quite embarrassing, but it happens. For it to occur on a stream, however, is another story as Jake broadcasted his Lyft fail to the world. 

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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