Tucker ‘Jericho’ Boner had the cops called on him while he was streaming League of Legends and was almost arrested back in 2012, with the streamer recalling the entire story to Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag on their podcast.
Jericho has been around in the streamer space since almost the beginning. The FPS veteran used to be all about Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, and Battlefield, but has now morphed himself into more of a variety streamer as of late.
He was around when streamer houses were just becoming a thing, and even helped set up one of the first in history at The Gamer Shore.
With Trevor ‘Tmartn’ Martin, ‘MuzzaFuzza’, and Brennon ‘GoldGlove’ O’Neill, Jericho was initially excited to take the first big step in his streaming and YouTube career by moving out to the house.
However, things went sour pretty quickly, with the streamers getting shut down by the cops just a couple of days into their stay in Santa Monica. Jericho recalled those first few days in the house on the CouRage and Nadeshot show, and how neighbours called the cops on them.
“In this house in Santa Monica — this house was built in 1948 — second day we were there, we were streaming League of Legends, screaming,” he said.
“Cops get called for domestic abuse, cops have to come in and make sure there’s nobody getting beat here, it was just Goldy was feeding as top lane and it was pissing me off.”
The story got a hearty laugh out of both the hosts, but according to Jericho, the calls to the police didn’t stop there, and kept on going until he moved out of the house three years later.
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“For the next three years, I’m pretty sure our neighbours called the cops once a month just because he hated us,” the streamer said. “Rightfully so, we were loud.”
While he, and many others like Nadeshot, have great memories of the Gamer Shore house, looking back on it, Jericho realised how big of a mistake such an endeavor was.
“It was a mistake.” he said. “It was literally a frat house. You’re taking a bunch of 18-year-olds who — GoldGlove hadn’t gone to college, Tmartn had gone to college for a little bit, I had gone for one year and decided to drop out.
“We were all moving from Illinois, Portland, Baltimore, Montana, and the UK, so we had this weird amalgamation of people who had never lived with anyone else besides their parents.”
While hindsight is 20-20, Jericho’s career went on an upwards trajectory off the back of the Gamer Shore house, and still carries on to this day.
While he doesn’t pull the same numbers he once did, his community still tunes in to his almost daily streams in numbers, with around 2,000 average viewers. He’s still having fun with it, but he’d rather leave the cop calls in the past.