Twitch star Adin Ross accused of 'setting up' fake arrest after claiming fans called swat team during livestream
A TWITCH star has been accused of "setting up" his own fake arrest after claiming his fans called the cops during a livestream.
Adin Ross, 20, said he was "scared s***less" after a fan called a fake SWAT team on him during the stream – but some think the whole incident was fake.
Adin, from Florida, had returned to Twitch on Saturday after he was temporarily banned for a viral clip which showed him texting and driving on July 7.
But his celebrations were cut short during a stream when fake cops swooped on what appeared to be a footwear store in a mall and arrested him.
It later emerged the arrest was fake and presumably organized by one of the Twitch star's fans.
But Twitch streamer and YouTuber Asmongold, real name Zack, said he was skeptical of Adin's claims that a fan set up the dramatic take-down.
"Honestly huge shoutout for setting up the entire fake arrest thing, genuinely," he tweeted, sarcastically.
"Takes a ton of effort to organize and plan, not to mention pull off.
"Most streamers can’t even manage to go live on time."
Adin's fans also suggested he staged the event as a publicity stunt to "bring hype to his name" again after his Twitch ban.
"There is no way a stranger spent that much on fake cops and a helicopter come one now like how are we supposed to believe this," one fan said on Twitter.
Another wrote: "There is no way you are getting away with lying to your fans about your arrest by blaming it on a viewer.
"No one has the money to buy that and the time to order it they would have had to do it in advance knowing where and when lol there’s no way."
A third said: "Adin staged it so he could bring hype on his name again."
But Adin has insisted he would never set up a fake swatting.
Responding to the accusations, he tweeted: "That arrest was fake. I was scared s***less.
"One of you guys called fake cops to come and fake arrest me…"
It's not the first time Adin has been accused of faking his arrest.
Cops were called during one of his rooftop meet-ups, but some people said Adin staged the dramatic incident for clout.
"This is getting crazy," he said at the time. "We didn’t do anything illegal. I don’t know what to do. I think somebody said something fake is happening here."
Adin denied claims that he staged the arrest.
"On my life, I would never call SWAT," he said.
Following his temporary Twitch ban for driving and texting, Adin went live on Instagram to apologize to his fans.
"I’m really, really sorry guys. It’s no one else’s fault but mine. I’m having the worst anxiety of my life," he said.
He added: “It’s just my fault. I text and drive, I could have killed somebody."
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