YouTuber Faces Prison For Handing Out Sabotaged Food To Homeless People
18 April 2018, 15:48 | Updated: 18 April 2018, 16:20
Kanghua Ren, A YouTuber who operates the who runs the channel ReSet, which has over a million subscribers, has been arrested after giving out food to homeless people that he had tampered with as a prank.
Ren gave a homeless man, known as Gheorge, five Oreo cookies, which he had filled with toothpaste. He then commented "I might have gone a bit far, but look on the bright side: I've helped him clean his teeth. I don't think he's cleaned them since he became poor." Gheorge later told a court that he vomited after eating the cookies.
The police did not see the funny side of the 'prank'. Ren, who is 20, was arrested and charged with violating a moral integrity law. Prosecutors are demanding a prison sentence and if found guilty he could get up to two years in prison and a fine of around $40,000.
To make matters worse, the court was told that Ren tried to cover his tracks by deleting the video and then attempting to bribe Gheorge $370 in exchange for his silence. He has now been banned from leaving his native Spain as his sentence is decided.