High Profile YouTuber Jake Paul Criminally Charged After Mall Looting.
Earlier, with stores being emptied, California looters turned on each other as they brawl over looted clothing. The death of George Floyd sparked massive protests nationwide which has now turned into rioting, looting and violence.
Not long ago, instant karma befell a rioter who accidentally torches himself while trying to set a building on fire.
Jake Paul, a high-profile YouTuber and digital influencer, was charged by police in Scottsdale, Ariz., with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly after he was identified among a crowd of looters at a local mall Sunday.
High Profile YouTuber Jake Paul Criminally Charged After Mall Looting
“In our continued investigation it was confirmed that Jake Paul was in attendance & remained inside after an unlawful assembly was declared & has been charged with Criminal Trespass & Unlawful Assembly,” the Scottsdale Police Department said in a tweet Thursday from its official account. Both charges are misdemeanors.
YouTube star Jake Paul and his friends were caught “looting” and trashing property in a Scottsdale mall last night amid protests pic.twitter.com/KyrE87TvA9
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) May 31, 2020
Jake Paul on Sunday posted videos to his Instagram Story showing him protesting outside the Fashion Square mall in Scottsdale and police officers who threw tear gas in his direction.
Jake captioned the video “america is in ruins” and “what can we do,” then posted a photo of his face saying “I’m tear gassed my eyes bleeding.”
Subsequent videos posted on Twitter from the scene showed Paul watching others damage the outside of a P.F. Chang’s restaurant.
Paul posted a statement on his Twitter account Sunday, insisting that he and his group were only documenting the scene and they did not participate in looting or vandalism.
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