The FBI raided Jake Paul‘s house in California and has confiscated several firearms found on the property.
Agents conducted a search on Wednesday, August 5, at the YouTube star’s 23-year-old home in the Calabasas neighborhood of Los Angeles. ABC7 reported that several weapons scattered around the site had been captured by authorities, including a long firearm that was hitting a bubble bath in the backyard.
“The affidavit in support of the search warrant has been sealed and we are therefore not allowed to comment on the nature of the investigation,” the FBI told the local news outlet in a statement that no arrests were planned at the time.
In May, Paul came under attack for appearing in videos of looting at an Arizona shopping center. Some accused him of participating in improving the views on his YouTube channel. “To be clear, neither I nor anyone in our group was involved in looting or vandalism,” he claimed via his Instagram story, adding that he and his friends chose to “protest peacefully” against police brutality.
“We filmed everything in an attempt to share our experiences and pay more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood we traveled through; we were strictly documenting, not involved, ”he continued. “I don’t condone violence, looting, or breaking the law; However, I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction that we witnessed and while this is not the answer, it is important that people see it and think together about how to proceed in a healthy way. We all do our best to be helpful and raise awareness; this is not the time to attack each other, it is time to collaborate and evolve. ”
Paul was charged with criminal offense and unlawful assembly for the June incident. “Our investigation revealed that Paul was present after the protest was declared an illegal meeting and the rioters had to leave the area by police,” Scottsdale police said in a statement. “Paul also entered illegally and stayed in the mall when it was closed.”
The Unikitty pig alum sparked outrage again in July when he threw a party at his California home during the coronavirus pandemic. Guests were spotted without face masks and did not follow social distance guidelines.
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