YouTuber thinks it’s funny to remove stop sign, gets arrested, pleads for money
It’s not a good time for YouTubers and their “pranks.”
After the parents behind DaddyOFive lost custody of two of their children for alleged abuse, it’s the turn of another popular YouTuber to face the law.
In a video later pulled offline, RossCreations a.k.a. Charles Ross removes some street signs that he believes are “unnecessary.”
Now Ross has been arrested and in a short video uploaded on his channel, he pleads with his subscribers — more than half a million — to donate to his legal fund since he doesn’t “have much money for legal fees or a lawyer”.
“I recently uploaded a video of myself removing a stop sign at a three way stop,” he says in the crowd-funding page. “The particular intersection had not had a stop sign at it for 18 years of my life.”
Ross then reveals he’s been in jail for two days and charged with a third-degree felony for grand theft.
If convicted, he could face a maximum of five years in prison.
“If you’re not interested in helping me because you think I’m an idiot, that’s fine and I understand! If you are interested in helping me pay for legal defense, it would mean a lot to me!”
In the video in question, Ross is seen wearing a high-visibility jacket and hardhat and standing at the aforementioned three-way suburban intersection.
“Hey guys, as a self-appointed city traffic flow coordinator, I think it’s time now to remove some of these unnecessary stop signs,” he says in the video. “Like these, they’re impeding the flow of traffic, they need to go.”
After the signs are removed, Ross and his friend are seeing LOLing as cars go through the intersection without stopping. Hilarious, isn’t it?
The video then shows Ross being escorted out of his home in handcuffs by police officers.
It’s not the first time that the YouTuber is arrested over his pranks.
The Daily Dot reports that Ross was arrested in 2013 for jumping over a police officer who was sitting on a park bench.