Former police say Logan Paul committed four crimes in YouTube video
They claim he could be arrested.
It’s continues to get worse for YouTuber Logan Paul, following him uploading a video he titled: 'We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest….', on New Year's Eve.
The Daily Beast has reported that law enforcers in Japan are keen for the viral filmmaker to return to the country, where 'he could be arrested and charged with several misdemeanours', as well as 'possibly facing more serious crimes'.
The four crimes that he could be charged with are: destruction of property, public indecency, interference with business operations, and numerous traffic violations.
A former detective told them: “He’s left video evidence, on his own YouTube channel.
"We haven’t seen such a dumb criminal since those idiots uploaded videos of themselves bullying a convenience store clerk and stealing cigarettes."
Another officer added: “It’s not an issue that you’re Japanese or a foreigner—but that you’re breaking the law. And you’re showing these lawless acts to thousands of people who follow you on YouTube, which sets a bad example.
"Even if you did things as a prank, you damaged property, you bothered people, you obstructed the work of innocent people trying to make an honest living, you were rude to many and you were a pain in the ass.
"If the hotel wanted to press charges, any police department would follow up on it—and you have uploaded the evidence for them.”
If Paul returns to the country, they report that it is likely he would be asked by the police to come in for questioning.
The news come after YouTube announced it was cutting business ties with the vlogger in the wake of the controversy.
"In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred," a YouTube spokeswoman said in a statement (via Billboard).
"Additionally, we will not feature Logan in season four of ‘Foursome’ and his new Originals are on hold."