Alex & Alan Stokes Charged With Felonies Following Arrest For Prank Video
Alex and Alan Stokes are facing serious charges after being arrested.
The 23-year-old YouTubers uploaded a prank video where they pretended to be bank robbers.
The twins were “dressed all in black, wearing ski masks, and carrying duffle bags full of cash as they pretended they had just robbed a bank while their videographer filmed this,” according to an Orange County Office of the District Attorney press release.
“They ordered an Uber and when they got in the vehicle the Uber driver, who was unaware of the prank, refused to drive them. A bystander witnessed this, believing the two men had just robbed a bank and were attempting to carjack the Uber driver.”
“These were not pranks,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said. “These are crimes that could have resulted in someone getting seriously injured or even killed. Law enforcement officers are sworn to protect the public and when someone calls 911 to report an active bank robbery they are going to respond to protect lives. Instead, what they found was some kind of twisted attempt to gain more popularity on the internet by unnecessarily putting members of the public and police officers in danger.”
Now, both Alan and Alex were both arrested and each charged with “one felony count of false imprisonment effected by violence, menace, fraud, or deceit and one misdemeanor count of falsely reporting an emergency in connection with the October 15, 2019 pranks.”
They could face up to a maximum of four years in prison if convicted.
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