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A millionaire YouTuber who pretended to be a homeless person as part of a social experiment was kicked out of a restaurant, told that it was 'too expensive for you' and that he'd be better going to a McDonald's instead.
Coby Persin, 23, has more than three million subscribers and made his name through big stunts on the video sharing platform. In his latest social experiment, he turned up to a fancy restaurant in Florida while dressed in shabby clothes and carrying a black rubbish bag.
He asks to be seated at the restaurant, saying: "Hi, how are you? I would like to get a table for me and my friend Ronaldo - to see the menu maybe."
The waiter stands in his way at the entrance to the restaurant and replies: "I'm sorry. We're not going to be able to do it, sir. This place is a little too expensive for you."
Coby tries again, only to be told: "We can't serve you, we're not going to serve you today. I'm sorry about that."
The YouTuber asks a third time if he can see a menu, but the waiter tells him no again before asking him to leave.
"Can you please get away?" he says. "Go eat at McDonald's - some other options but not here. Coby then tries to make a phone call from the restaurant, but the host again denies him, saying: "Can you please get away. Stand over there."
The payoff of the video is, of course, that Coby is a millionaire, which is shown as a Rolls Royce shows up on the scene.
His friend, Ronaldo, gets out and gives Persin a black briefcase, which he then opens to reveal piles of dollar bills. He shows it to the restaurant host.
"I told you I had money," he says. "What's crazy is the way you judged people just by there appearance. I might buy this spot just so I can fire you - you're lucky." The pair then leave to a different restaurant along the same street.
Persin has made his name with these kind of stunts, particularly utilising hidden camera techniques in his work.
When he began back in 2012, he was working two jobs, in a warehouse and for a catering company, but he soon left as his YouTube career took off.
"(The man he hired) had a camera, and we bought a $150 mic," he later said of his beginnings. "Next thing you know, we're out every Sunday filming videos in New York or wherever it is. And then the videos kept progressing - bigger videos, bigger budgets. It just got bigger." Fair play.
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