MrBeast gets arrested by police over a prank he pulled one year ago
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The most-followed man on YouTube has been placed in handcuffs by police.
MrBeast, a popular content creator also known as Jimmy Donaldson, was the victim of a revenge plot by fellow YouTube star Airrack over a prank MrBeast played on him more than 12 months ago.
Donaldson pranked Airrack, real name Eric Decker, by making one of Airrack's producers pretend he was resigning and joining MrBeast's crew.
Decker says he was devastated when the skit unfolded and decided to organise a prank that was even bigger.
So he roped in the New York City Police Department in order to convince Donaldson that he was headed for the slammer.
The plan didn't work out in NYC so they decided to do it in MrBeast's home town in North Carolina.
The video, which has already garnered more than 646,000 views only hours after being uploaded to YouTube, shows cops pulling over the YouTuber's Tesla.
They said it was because of the vehicle's tinted windows but then the cops said there is a warrant out for his arrest due to 'communicating threats'.
The YouTuber can be seen getting out of his Tesla and then being placed in handcuffs by officers.
Initially, MrBeast seemed amused by the whole shebang.
But when the officer helped him into the back of his car and asked him if anyone had threatened him lately, Donaldson grew quiet and refused to speak to the policeman.
After the 25-year-old content creator was placed in a holding cell, refused food or water, and made to wait for an extended period of time.
MrBeast was then told he could make his one phone call.
But, unbeknownst to MrBeast, police officers dialled Airrack's number.
He then revealed to his fellow YouTuber that the arrest had been a prank all along.
"I got somebody here I was told that needs to talk to you," the police officer can be heard saying down the phone.
He then can be seen handing the phone to MrBeast for the big reveal.
Airrack said: "Hey, do you need anything?"
MrBeast replied that yes, he needed his lawyer.
Airrack replied: "James said he is talking to Alan (MrBeast's lawyer) right now."
He then said that he had a message from his 'Alan', and told Donaldson to look into the police officer's bodycam.
"Alan says to look into the police officer's body cam and say 'I just got 'got' on Get Got," Airrack said.
It was then that the penny dropped that it was all a prank.
A grinning MrBeast later admitted in the clip that he thought the prank was real.
"I was like, this might be a prank. I was like, this is a lot of resources for a prank. When I got in there I was like, okay wait. Maybe this isn’t a prank," he said.
So, there you have it. The weapons have now been drawn in a prank war.
Who knows what will happen next.