TikTok : The joke that could be very expensive for two ‘youtubers’: they ask for up to 4 years in prison

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Alan Y Alex stokes They are two twin brothers famous for uploading videos to different platforms and applications such as YouTube, Instagram or TikTok. In the first of them they have more than 4 million followers and the content that they upload to the network is usually jokes or funny skits that do not hurt anyone, but the brothers may be in a big trouble because of a video that they published a year ago and for which the Orange County justice asks them up to 4 years in prison.

They have been accused of fraud, false crime reports, among other crimes, and face up to four years in prison for a video pretending to be thieves. It all started when the twins dressed in black, with hoods, and ran off with bags pretending they had just robbed a bank for one of their videos. They asked for an Uber and the driver refused to take them.

A person saw what happened and called the police thinking that they wanted to rob the driver. Upon arrival, the policemen even pointed a gun at the driver before realizing he was not involved. The agents alerted the youtubers, but did not stop them. Two hours later, the brothers returned to the street to make the same joke, and they called the police again.

The officers warned the brothers that they could get into trouble for the video and that if they did the same again to do it in a controlled environment. The video in question is currently on the platform, but it is in private mode, so it cannot be viewed

The prosecutor’s accusation

The county attorney for his part has ruled on what happened and has said the following: “These they are not jokes. These are crimes that could have resulted in someone seriously injured or even killed.. Law enforcement officers are sworn to protect the public, and when someone calls 911 to report an active bank robbery, they will respond to protect lives. Instead, what they found was a kind of devious attempt to gain more popularity on the Internet by unnecessarily putting members of the public and police officers in danger, “said prosecutor Todd Spitzer in the statement.