YouTube personality Jake Paul charged after allegedly participating in Scottsdale riots
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YouTube star Jake Paul was charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly after police said he filmed looting inside of a Scottsdale, Arizona, mall last month.

The Scottsdale Police Department tweeted Thursday they have received “hundreds of tips” in response to looting at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

“In our continued investigation it was confirmed that Jake Paul was in attendance & remained inside after an unlawful assembly was declared & has been charged with Criminal Trespass & Unlawful Assembly,” the department said.


Paul was seen in footage of the looting last month watching rioters entering the shopping mall and filming inside of the shopping mall after it closed, according to NBC News. 

The police department said in a statement to The Hill that Paul was "a participant in the riots." 

Both charges are misdemeanors. 


Paul was issued a summons to appear before a court in Arizona in July, the police department said.

Paul responded to the charges Thursday on Twitter, sharing “gimme my charges and let’s put the focus back on George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.”

The YouTube star also tweeted late last month following the rioting that “to be absolutely clear, neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism. For context, we spend the day doing our part to peacefully protest one of the most horrific injustices our country has ever seen, which led us to being tear -gassed for filming the events and brutality that were unfolding in Arizona.”

Paul said he and the people who were seen joining him in the clip wanted to “share our experience and bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighborhood we traveled through.” 

"I do not condone violence, looting or breaking the law; however, I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction we witnessed, and while it's not the answer, it's important that people see it and collectively figure out how to move forward in a healthy way," Paul continued.