Also, the judge ordered them not to make any extra videos that mimic supposed unlawful action, and to steer clear of the University of California, Irvine–in which they staged among those aforementioned pranks.
It is all fun and games till you are facing criminal charges.
Brothers Alan Stokes and Alex Stokes otherwise referred to as the Stokes Twins for their almost five thousand YouTube contributors, are confronting false imprisonment and swatting fees about 2 imitation bank robberies. Their favourite YouTube channel frequently features videos of this group pranking their friends or other social networking challenges.
The incident was being filmed with their videographer.
After Alan and Alex got to the car, police claim the Uber motorist, who had been oblivious of this prank, refused to push. “A bystander saw that, believing both guys had just robbed a bank and were trying to carjack the Uber driver,” the press release states.
“Irvine police came and purchased the Uber driver outside at gunpoint. He had been released after authorities determined he wasn’t involved,” authorities include. “Police issued a warning to the Stokes brothers regarding the dangers of the behaviour and allow them to go.”
Just four hours afterwards, Alan and Alex supposedly played a similar prank on the campus at the University of California, Irvine.
“These weren’t pranks,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer stated in a statement. “These are offences that might have led to someone getting seriously hurt or murdered. Law enforcement officers are sworn to defend the people and whenever someone calls 911 to report an energetic bank robbery they will respond to guard lives. Rather, what they discovered was a sort of twisted effort to learn more fame online by putting members of the general public and police officials at risk.”