YouTube Duo Stokes Twins Charged for Bank Robbery Pranks

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Youtube stars the stokes twins have been charged in connection with bank robbery pranks brothers alan stokes and alex stokes known as the stokes twins to their nearly 5 million youtube subscribers are facing false imprisonment charges in connection to two fake bank robberies their popular youtube channel often features videos of the pair pranking their friends and other social media challenges the orange county district attorney’s office announced via a press release on wednesday august 5th that the 23 year olds were each charged with one felony count of false imprisonment affected by violence menace fraud or deceit and one misdemeanor count of falsely reporting an emergency in connection with the october 15 2019 pranks.

According to authorities allen and alex were dressed in all black wearing ski masks and carrying duffel bags full of cash pretended they had just robbed a bank and called an uber the incident was allegedly being filmed by their videographer when the twins got into the vehicle authorities claimed the uber driver who was unaware of the prank refused to drive a bystander witnessed this believing the two men had just robbed a bank and were attempting to carjack the uber driver irvine police arrived and ordered the uber driver out at gunpoint.

He was released after police determined he was not involved authorities add police issued a warning to the stokes brothers about the dangers of their conduct and let them go only four hours later the stokes twins allegedly performed a similar prank on the campus of the university of california irvine these were not pranks orange county district attorney todd spitzer said in a statement these are crimes that could have resulted in someone getting seriously injured or even killed law enforcement officers are sworn to protect the public and when someone calls 9-1-1 to report an active bank robbery.

They are going to respond to protect lives instead what they found was some kind of twisted attempt to gain more popularity on the internet by unnecessarily putting members of the public and police officers in danger allen and alex face up to four years in state prison if convicted on all charges they have yet to comment publicly.

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