Millionaire YouTube ‘Influencer’ Jake Paul Arrested for Looting at ‘Black Lives Matter’ Riot in Arizona
23-year-old YouTube influencer Jake Paul thought it would be fun to join a riotous looting mob, but he is learning that his actions may have serious consequences.
Paul was seen entering Scottsdale Fashion Square mall with a mob of looters. Hundreds of people were able to identify him from videos posted online. Scottsdale, Ariz. police found enough evidence to charge the man.
Officials claim that Paul “was present after the protest was declared an unlawful assembly and the rioters were ordered to leave the area by police.”
After he was caught dead to rights, Paul released a statement over social media absolving him from his role in the violent riots.
“To be absolutely clear, neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism,” Paul said, despite the fact that he can be seen accompanying fellow rioters as they were trespassing and entering a mall on video.
His entire groveling statement can be seen here:
Paul is a very prominent YouTube personality, with over 20 million subscribers on his channel, which has made him into a millionaire. According to the description on his page: “The squad ‘Team 10’ & I are always making comedy vids, acting, doing action sports & going on crazy adventures.”
Although YouTube regularly bans conservative and libertarian personalities for merely expressing their opinion, they will not likely do anything to punish Paul for joining the looting mob.
Paul was hammered by his brother Logan for participating in the riots, even though he backed up his brother’s story that he did not personally steal anything:
Logan Paul says his brother Jake Paul did NOT steal anything during a looting incident at a mall in Arizona — but he’s slamming his lil bro for being there in the first place.
“Jake didn’t loot,” Logan said while carrying a Black Lives Matter sign in L.A. on Tuesday with his girlfriend, Josie Canseco.
“Should he have been there? Absolutely f**cking not. But, my brother didn’t steal anything.”
The incident in question went down Saturday night at Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona — where looters went after tennis shoes and pretty much everything that wasn’t nailed down.
Paul captured video of the craziness and says he was tear-gassed by cops who also pointed guns at him.
“I ain’t doing sh*t bro,” Paul said … “Look at ’em. Pointing guns at me right now. Swear to God, no cap, that’s tear gas, bro!”
“Rest In Peace George Floyd.”
Jake later put out a statement saying he was not part of the looting or vandalism — but believed it was important to document the civil unrest and “bring more attention” to the cause.
Paul may have a rude awakening if cops decide to make an example of him for participating in anti-civilizational behavior with his “Black Lives Matter” comrades.