In a bizarre turn of events, a European YouTuber known as YaNike faced legal consequences earlier this month after his infamous prank involving the dumping of buckets of dog poop on unsuspecting metro passengers in Belgium.
Authorities in Belgium arrested and charged the individual, identified as Y.D., with assault and battery, property damage using violence, and general property damage on January 3.
The arrest came a day after YaNike, who currently boasts only 480 subscribers on YouTube, reportedly confessed to the police about the outrageous prank that took place in Brussels.
Cops revealed that he hurled a concoction of diverse substances, including excrement, oil, beer, water, fallen leaves, and paint at innocent bystanders.
The YouTuber, now infamous for his unconventional stunt, had been operating under the name YaNike on the video-sharing platform. The prosecutor’s office indicated that the poop-dumping incidents could be traced in seven of his 16 videos.
One of the most offending videos, titled “Suprise du chef (6)” or “Chef’s Surprise,” showcased YaNike dumping a bucket full of watery poop onto a horrified train passenger on November 28.
The victim, understandably traumatized by the incident, filed a complaint, as reported by local outlet Sudinfo.
Additionally, the local transportation operator, STIB, filed a complaint against YaNike, amplifying the legal consequences he now faces.
Since his arrest, the YouTuber’s online identity has come to light, revealing the name YaNike.
It’s noteworthy that despite the arrest, YaNike’s YouTube channel had only accumulated 480 subscribers at the time of the incident.
The bizarre incident raises questions about the line between harmless pranks and criminal activities, reminding content creators of the potential legal consequences that may follow when their antics go too far.
Authorities in Belgium are taking a strong stance against such behavior, emphasizing the need to ensure public safety in public spaces such as metro stations.