YouTuber Could Be Jailed After Giving Homeless Man Toothpaste Filled Oreos
It can be pretty tough walking past homeless people dotted around the street as some look upset, worried and scared about their situation. But the last thing any normal person would do would be kick an individual while they're down.
Well a Spanish-based YouTuber allegedly didn't care about that notion when he filmed a video for his channel.
According to the Telegraph, ReSet, whose real name is Kanghua Ren thought it would be a good idea to take the crème from a delicious Oreo biscuit and coat it in toothpaste and hand it out to a homeless person.
The YouTuber, who has more than a million followers, reportedly found 52-year-old Gheorge on the street and offered him a couple of the tainted biscuits.
He reportedly said on the video: "Maybe I've gone a bit far but look at the positive side: this will help him clean his teeth. I think he hasn't cleaned them since he became poor."
It wasn't just a fun way to keep a person's teeth health in the end as the Romanian homeless man became ill.
ReSet uploaded the video to his channel and he received a ton of negative comments, with people outraged that someone would target a vulnerable person like that.
So the 20-year-old went back to make a second video and boldly said in the new clip: "People exaggerate over jokes in the street [played] on a beggar, when surely if it's done to a normal person they wouldn't say anything.
"I did not know they would say I wanted to poison a poor man. There were two Oreo that I had already tried first with my brother. "
But it was when ReSet returned to Gheorge for a third time that police were called, and an investigation was launched. He was charged with 'a crime against moral integrity' but he's currently on bail awaiting his sentence.
Prosecutors found he had earned €2,180 (£1,887) for advertising from the video, according to El Pais. They're pushing for ReSet to pay €30,000 (£25,971) in compensation to the homeless man as well as a two-year prison sentence.
Kanghua reportedly tried to give Gheorge €300 (£259) to keep him quiet and restore his own public image.
As the criticism for his videos mounted, the young man posted a video semi-apologising, saying: "I [was] only think of playing and doing fun things. I'm 19 and I'm not very mature."
Featured Image Credit: ReSet/YouTube