YouTuber Hampton Brandon arrested again during IRL stream - Dexerto

YouTuber Hampton Brandon arrested again during IRL stream

Published: 4/Sep/2019 17:17 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 20:41

by Brent Koepp


YouTuber and IRL streamer Brandon ‘Hampton Brandon‘ Grosso was arrested during a live broadcast on September 3, making this yet another run in with the the police in recent months.

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Hampton Brandon can’t seem to stay out of trouble, as he’s had a string of arrests during his live broadcasts over the last two years.

On September 3, the streamer was doing an IRL broadcast during the night, when him and his friend decided to get up to some mischief that landed him in hot water yet again with law enforcement. 

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Taking out the trash

While streaming with his friend, the two were on a pier by the ocean when Brandon got the idea to take a public trash can and throw it into the ocean. 


“You need help? You need some help picking that up?” his friend laughed, as the YouTuber attempted to pick the full trash can up.

“You can’t pick this up. You’re weak!” the streamer replied. His friend then counted him down from three, as the YouTuber lifted the trash can onto the guard rail, before pushing it into the ocean.

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As soon as the trash hit the water, the streamer took off running down the pier. His friend, holding the camera, realized that a police vehicle was pulling up. “Oh shit there is someone coming up. Oh fuck, there’s a cop right there. Oh my god” he gasped.


The cameraman then walked closer to the glow of the police lights, revealing multiple officers. “Sorry, the gate was open! It was half open!” the friend exclaimed. After being asked to put the camera down, the two streamers were apprehended. 

The camera, still running on the floor, caught the police informing the duo that they had broadcasted the evidence of their act live. “We have this all. You livestreamed it. So it’s all saved. So we have all that information. So you lying to us is not in your best interest!” the officer warned.

(Timestamp of 01:55 for mobile viewers.)


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This isn’t the first time the YouTuber has been arrested either. On June 12, 2018 he was arrested during a stream for assault and drinking in public. Then only a month later on July 6, he was arrested by a bounty hunter on stream after having six outstanding warrants in the state of Arizona.

The streamer was also arrested on April 2 of this year while broadcasting, and has been banned on various platforms such as Twitch, Periscope, and YouTube as a result.

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As of the time of this article, it’s unclear what the YouTuber was charged with as the police were questioning him about entering an area he didn’t belong. But he also dumped a public trash can into the ocean, so it’s possible that he may also be in trouble for that as well.