Twitch star is SWATTED during swanky rooftop meet-and-greet before pranksters send fake LAPD officers to ‘arrest’ him at a sneakers store’
- Adin Ross, 20, has thousands of followers on the gaming live stream platform
- On Saturday he held a meet-and-greet at Cookies N Kicks in Los Angeles
- A SWAT team was apparently called to the site as a prank with helicopter above
- Then two actors posing as LAPD turned up at the store and ‘arrested’ Ross
- LAPD has not commented on the incident involving the gaming star
A Twitch star was swatted during a rooftop event after prankster called 911 falsely claiming he had a weapon.
Adin Ross was at a meet-and-greet on the rooftop of Cookies n Kicks on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles on Saturday when an LAPD helicopter flew overhead and several patrol cars pulled up outside.
It was quickly established that the call to the police had been fake and cops left the premises.
But when the 20-year-old social media star later went downstairs and into the sports store, he appeared to arrested by the LAPD.
Video showed ‘officers’ arresting him and leading him out a car, and driving him away. It later emerged that the cops had been actors and that the stunt had been another prank.
Ross, 20, was on a rooftop when he was ‘swatted’ – meaning a SWAT team was called as a prank
Ross is seen looking over the rooftop on Saturday and looking down at the LAPD officers below
LAPD have not commented on the bizarre day, but Ross tweeted: ‘Bro that arrest was fake I was scared s***less.
‘Bruh, one of u guys called fake cops to come and fake arrest me .. y’all weird asf.
‘But fr tho Someone called a real swat team during the actual rooftop meetup and whoever did that is a real piece of s***.’
Ross is seen being handcuffed and taken away by people who were later revealed to be actors
Ross was led out of the store and put into a waiting ‘patrol car’ and driven away
Ross is pictured on Saturday at the store in Los Angeles, before actors arrived to arrest him
Ross was banned from Twitch following a live stream on July 7 inside his car, where he was filmed by another passenger.
Ross was seen checking his phone several times whilst driving. Several Twitter users have recorded the incident, which shows Adin stopping at a red light whilst checking his phone and reacting to the Twitch chat.
Twitch guidelines will ban users for any illegal activity, and Californian state law says that ‘driving while using a handheld cellular device or texting’ is considered a crime.
Ross was reinstated on July 10.