World News – UA – Police investigate shooting at YouTuber Boogie’s home


Police in Fayetteville, Arkansas confirmed to Motherboard that they are investigating a shooting at the home of popular YouTuber Boogie2988 Boogie, who makes videos about video games, technology and loss weight, said to have fired a « warning shot » on another video creator Frank Hassle who showed up at his home uninvited and threatened him

A spokesperson for Fayetteville Police did not give Motherboard more information, saying there was an « active investigation » at an address that matches photos of the incident posted on the media social media by Boogie and Hassle The spokesperson said officers « responded to a shooting » at the address at 3:22 p.m.m local time

Hassle was banned from YouTube earlier this summer and now posts videos primarily on the right-wing BitChute site.Many of his videos show him explicitly harassing people in public, and he publicly and aggressively posts harassing tweets on Boogie for weeks

After the incident, Boogie and Hassle posted videos and tweets confirming their involvement The aftermath of the situation unfolded on Twitter on Monday afternoon and at first appeared to be a weird YouTube beef gone wrong , or maybe some kind of publicity stunt On Monday night, Boogie tweeted that the incident was « serious », « scary » and « one of the most difficult days of my life »

Hassle posted DMs on Twitter which appear to show that Boogie may have been playing with Hassle at some point, but in recent days Boogie had started telling Hassle publicly not to come to his house. The existence of an active police investigation and a video posted by Boogie on the moments before and after the shoot suggests it’s more nefarious than the YouTube « drama » gone wrong

« I’m currently on Twitter because a stalker came to my house today, » Boogie said in a video of the incident « Long story short, this guy decided it was his decision to start stalking and harassing me, threatening me mentally, physically, threatening to come to my house, threatening to hurt me when he did. » »

Boogie says Hassle visited Fayetteville over the weekend and started taking pictures near his home « to prove he was there »

« I made it very clear to him and to anyone else who wanted to listen to him that he was not welcome in my house and that because of his previous threats I was pulling a gun at him. fire And today, he decided to introduce himself, so that’s exactly what I did ”, he added. « I shot him a gun, I told him to leave my property, I told him I felt threatened I fired a warning shot for him to leave After firing a warning shot, he did « 

Boogie also posted a SimpliSafe surveillance camera video showing Hassle showing up at his house: « Come on, fuck pussy, what’s the deal, » Frank yells in the video, « Where’s the gun, you fat queer Shoot ! Open fire! ”

Keemstar, a YouTuber who follows what he calls « drama » on YouTube, initially broke the news of the shoot by tweeting a series of videos and photos from the set: « @ Boogie2988 just shot a gun at white man who walked into his house #DramaAlert Boogie thinks it was @FrankHassleYT « Hassle posted a series of tweets of GoPro footage and photos of himself in front of Boogie’s house: » I took the gun and I made him suck like a dick while the whole neighborhood was watching, « he tweeted And « My house, my rules »

Boogie said he was unable to post more footage to YouTube due to his terms of service, but turned the rest of the footage over to the police « This type of harassment is very real, » he said. « This is a very disturbed person who comes to my house today with the intention of making things worse »

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World News – UA – Police investigate shooting at YouTuber’s Boogie2988 house



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