During his August 8 stream, popular YouTuber IShowSpeed was seen handcuffed and arrested. It was shown that a group of Cincinnati police officers surrounded him outside a building after an unidentified person falsely reported him as a threat. After seeing the stream, his fans could not believe that the content creator was arrested and was seen in such a situation. His latest live streams broadcasts show the YouTuber being surrounded by law enforcement. Now, everyone is curious to know what happened to him and what did he do to get detained. Check details here.
According to reports, the YouTuber has been swatted, the criminal harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service into sending a police or emergency service response team to another person’s address. Such kinds of acts often occur when people send in false reports of serious illegal offenses including hostage situations, murders, and bomb threats. IShowSpeed was seen surrounded by law enforcement so it is no doubt to say that he was swatted.
A video has gone viral that shows the content creator looking confused as he continuously swore he did not do anything to get involved in such kind of situation. A police officer approached the videographer and ordered him to cease filming the content creator while the situation was being addressed. On YouTube, Darren Watkins Jr, better known online as IShowSpeed, has amassed more than 10.35 million subscribers. The native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is well known for his quirky and irascible character.
The YouTuber’s live streams are adored by the audience. The YouTuber first became popular because of his Fortnite streams. He has since become well-known for his streams of NBA 2K, Five Night at Freddy’s 4, Minecraft, and Talking Tom & Friends. His most recent run-in with the authorities rocked the internet community to its core. His official channel on YouTube has a clip of the entire incident. At the time this article was written, the “wtf” video had about two million views.
In his comment section, viewers showed the YouTuber their concern and support. Well, the 17-year-old is not the first streamer to have their live broadcast interrupted by law enforcement. Twitch streamer Adin Ross experienced the same situation on August 7 when armed police officers searched his room before the stream ended. Following the incident, Adin Ross took to Twitter on August 8 and reassured his fans about him being alright. Stay tuned to this space for more updates and news.