YouTuber Jake Paul (whose brother Logan Paul we've written about many times before, don't miss the rat-tazing incident) has been arrested for being present on camera with looters in an Arizona shopping mall during recent protests.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 31, 2020
From ABC 15 in Arizona:
Police said Thursday that 23-year-old Jake Joseph Paul was identified as being present among hundreds of tips and videos sent to officials. He reportedly unlawfully entered and remained inside Scottsdale Fashion Square mall when it was closed.
Officials say Paul, who has a large following on YouTube, "was present after the protest was declared an unlawful assembly and the rioters were ordered to leave the area by police."
Paul has been charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly, both misdemeanor charges.
However, Paul tweeted on Sunday: "To be absolutely clear, neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism." He says they were there to film and "share our experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood we traveled through…"
Young Mr. Paul has over 20 million YouTube subscribers, you can make some real money with numbers like that.
His profile on YouTube says, "The squad 'Team 10' & I are always making comedy vids, acting, doing action sports & going on crazy adventures."