'Billionaire' YouTuber Pretends To Be Homeless And Stuns Florida Restaurant Host

Most people would agree that homeless people can often get a frosty reception from passers-by - so one YouTube star has looked to test out people's reactions for himself.

New York-based YouTuber Coby Persin dressed up as a homeless guy to see if a restaurant would still serve him - and shot down a rude waiter who told him to 'go eat at McDonald's'.

Twenty-three-year-old Persin, who's known for his pranks and social experiments, posted a three-minute vid of him being snubbed by a Florida restaurant while in his homeless guise before stunning them with cash in a briefcase, the Daily Mail reported.

The clip shows Persin turning up at the restaurant while dressed in scruffs and carrying a large bin bag, convincingly giving the impression that he has been forced to live out on the streets.

Making sure to stay polite, he asks for a table for himself and his friend Ronaldo, also asking if they can see a menu.

But the host - whose face is blurred out - tells Persin that he can't be seated because the restaurant is 'too expensive' for a person like him. The cheek of it.

Credit: YouTube/Coby Persin
Credit: YouTube/Coby Persin

'I'm sorry. We're not going to be able to do it sir,' the host says, blocking Persin from entering the restaurant. "This place is a little too expensive for you."

Persin tries to give the restaurant host a second chance, asking again if there is a menu he would be able to see.

He even tells the host that he has plenty of money to pay for the meal, but shockingly, the guy is having none of it.

"Nope," the host replies. "We can't serve you, we're not going to serve you today. I'm sorry about that.'

"Can you please get away? Go eat at McDonald's - some other options but not here."

Shocked, Persin starts backing off, showing his disbelief at the interaction as he decides to call his driver Ronaldo.

But even as he steps away from the gate, the host even asks him to make the call further away from the front of the restaurant.

"Can you please get away," the host asks again. "Stand over there."

Credit: YouTube/Coby Persin
Credit: YouTube/Coby Persin

Pretty soon, the host gets a shock as Ronaldo rocks up at the restaurant in a brand new Rolls Royce and steps out to open the trunk.

Ronaldo then hands Persin a briefcase full of cash, who waves it in front of the stunned gatekeeper.

"I told you I had money," he says, showing off the briefcase. "What's crazy is the way you judged people just by their appearance.

"I might buy this spot just so I can fire you - you're lucky," he adds. Savage.

Just to rub it in, Persin suggests he and Ronaldo head to the 'steak spot down the street', taking their business elsewhere.


This isn't the first time Persin has tested people by seeing how they treat the more vulnerable looking people in our society - one of his other videos also shows him pretending to be homeless, asking people if he can use their phone to make a call.

While most pass him by out of fear he's going to steal it, one generous guy finally hands him their phone, which Persin joyously uses to call Ronaldo.

The top-hatted driver then arrives to pick him up, rewarding the generous passer-by by handing him a wad of cash.

It just goes to show that it pays not to judge a book by its cover - something that restaurant host won't forget in a hurry.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Coby Persin

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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