Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul was in the headlines this past Wednesday, August 5, when the FBI arrived at his home with a search warrant.
#BREAKING FBI serves search warrant at Calabasas home of YouTube personality Jake Paul https://t.co/vDzjxrSpgb— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7 Eyewitness News) 1596640127.0
UPDATE: Authorities have seized multiple firearms from the Calabasas home of YouTube Star Jake Paul after the FBI s… https://t.co/2pnB7x9Fy2— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7 Eyewitness News) 1596651723.0
According to TMZ, Paul's mansion was raided by a team of more than 20 officers, who emerged shortly thereafter with a collection of firearms.
What appeared to be multiple firearms were found scattered throughout the property, including what looked like a lo… https://t.co/w2LCoCp7Sr— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7 Eyewitness News) 1596653085.0
Online, where many detest Paul's infamous pranks, Twitter users found the raid on Paul's home interesting.
The neighbors driving past Jake Paul’s house after calling the army on him: #JakePaul https://t.co/PXJGb8fecl— ꧁Riah꧂ (@꧁Riah꧂) 1596670684.0
Jake Paul’s neighbors watching the FBI pull up to his house https://t.co/4wFRo4lIB8— TeaWithTammy (@TeaWithTammy) 1596663165.0
Many believe the raid was in connection to June charges filed against Paul for his participation in an Arizona looting.
No one: Jake Paul’s house: https://t.co/6fUct69kgt— MM8🏴👑 (@MM8🏴👑) 1596669862.0
The police said in their statement:
"Our investigation has revealed that Paul was present after the protest was declared an unlawful assembly and the rioters were ordered to leave the area by the police."
"Paul also unlawfully entered and remained inside the mall when it was closed. As a result, Paul has been charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly."
me after hearing about the FBI raiding Jake Paul's home https://t.co/gLSOn1hd9n— cory (@cory) 1596699595.0
How tf did Jake Paul go from being the laughing stock of the internet to a literal Far Cry villain? https://t.co/sAd2kMNs4p— aiden (@aiden) 1596663380.0
Paul has continued to claim he was innocent in the looting.
Those charges were recently dropped, however, "so that a federal criminal investigation can be completed."
https://t.co/kwsQ2jyMm1— Jake Paul (@Jake Paul) 1590942459.0
Everyone reply with a piece of good news about your day. We need more positivity than just the FBI raiding Jake Paul's house.— CHRIS KLEMENS (@CHRIS KLEMENS) 1596682453.0
A spokesperson for the Scottsdale police department said in connection with the dropped charged:
"Scottsdale retains the option to refile charges depending on the outcome of the federal investigation."
UPDATE: the FBI in Phoenix told me they're investigating Jake Paul on "allegations of criminal acts surrounding the… https://t.co/UbPWcBWcO1— Tanya Chen (@Tanya Chen) 1596666566.0
What do you expect from a guy with 2 first names #JakePaul— Fiddlesticks Magentix (@Fiddlesticks Magentix) 1596730172.0
Jake Paul has recently inspired the ire of the internet by holding large parties in his mansion despite Los Angeles social distancing mandates, telling Insider:
"Our leadership is failing us, and everyone kind of just doesn't know what to do. But I personally am not the type of person who's gonna sit around and not live my life."
On the first day, I said "Let there be something we can do to get rid of @jakepaul " and it was good— Jotaro Kujo (@Jotaro Kujo) 1596727426.0
Let's honor Jake Paul going to jail by remembering when he tried to come @ Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid CRUSHED him https://t.co/dyIk7qRlIO— Brielle²⁸ || rt pinned (@Brielle²⁸ || rt pinned) 1596697165.0
Paul's legal troubles don't seem to be coming to an end any time soon, though the public will have a while longer to wait before they find out the full scope of the investigations into him.