1st YT Prankster Reveals He’s a Dad, Now Another Gets Arrested for Dumb AF Stunt
The entire YouTube prank community was shocked when Jesse Wellens, one half of PrankvsPrank, revealed that he has a secret teenager daughter that he’s currently trying to locate. And while the 33-year-old’s big news is perhaps the most OMG-worthy thing that’ll come out of the month (or maybe even YEAR), another YT prankster is trying his best to jump on board the shock train.
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (a.k.a. vitalyzdtv) announced to his fans that he’d be making an epic welcome-back video that featured a “huge stunt.”
Tomorrow Filming A Huge Stunt..The welcome BACK video..Thursday Miami..
— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv) May 25, 2016
No one really knew what the 24-year-old had up his sleeve, until footage surfaced that showed Vitaly sitting on top of the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, waving a huge flag that read, “I’M BACK.” Oh, and did we mention these images were obtained by the LA police department, because climbing up to the non-accessible-to-the-public landmark is a crime? Yeah.
— Nidia Becerra (@nidia_b) May 26, 2016
The Russian-born stuntman was arrested for trespassing after officers arrived on the scene of the incident and found him perched on top of the letter ‘D.’ According to Variety, Vitaly will be hit with, “at a minimum, a misdemeanor trespassing fine of $1,000 and six months in county jail,” all for trying to get “good” content for a video.
But this isn’t the first time the YouTuber has been arrested in connection to a prank-gone-wrong. Four years ago, he was arrested and jailed in Florida for pretending to have a bomb in a briefcase and telling strangers it was set to explode in a minute.
We know going over the top for videos is something basically all social media stars have done at one point or another, but can we at least try to keep the stupidity to a minimum from now on?
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