If there is a YouTuber known worldwide for the scandals he stars in, that is Jake Paul. The American is once again the centre of attention for his participation in the looting of stores in Arizona, an act of vandalism perpetrated during the anti-racist protests over the death of George Floyd. Logan denies his participation but there is more to see the images of the cameras where he is seen carrying articles and leaving the premises.
The demonstrations following the murder of the black man at the hands of the police have crowded the streets of the United States and many cities in the world. But unfortunately, there is always a minority that takes advantage of these turbulent moments to perpetrate vandalism.
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
This has happened in some American cities where various people have robbed various businesses to take what was inside. Broken windows and forced doors appear on the recordings where the crowd is seen looting the shops. Well, it seems that youtuberJake Paul did the same in Arizona.
This is shown by the recordings of various witnesses who identified the YouTube star taking objects from the premises. The footage shows Jake Paul covering his mouth and nose with a mask in the middle of the Scottsdale Fashion Square shopping centre on May 30.
In official statements, the Scottsdale Police Department said it “received hundreds of calls and videos identifying” the YouTuber as “a participant in the riot.” “Our investigation has revealed that Paul was present after the protest was declared an illegal assembly and the police ordered the protesters to leave the area”, they admit in a statement.
“Paul also entered illegally and remained inside the mall when it was closed”, added the brief. Speaking to NBC News, Sgt. Ben Hoster, a public information officer, said Jake Paul received a subpoena to appear in an Arizona court next July.
For your part, the YouTuber issued a statement that said the following: “I do not tolerate violence, looting or violation of the law; However, I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction we witnessed, and while it is not the answer, it is important for people to see it and collectively discover how to move forward in a healthy way”.
Jake Paul also used his Twitter to launch a more irreverent message in which he defended his innocence as follows: “Give me my charges and let’s focus on George Floyd and Black Lives Matter again”.