Jake Paul has several firearms seized following FBI raid on mansion
6 August 2020, 12:20
Authorities seized several firearms that were scattered around Jake's property.
Jake Paul's Calabasas mansion has been raided by the FBI after they executed a federal search warrant.
Photos from the scene show countless uniformed agents and vehicles swarming the property. There aren't any photos of Jake on the property and no arrests are planned.
Several firearms were found and confiscated including a long gun that was propped up against a hot tub in the backyard. "The FBI is investigating allegations of criminal acts surrounding the incident at Scottsdale Fashion Square in May 2020," the bureau told ABC7 in a statement.
Jake's lawyer, Richard Schonfeld, confirmed that the YouTuber's mansion had been searched and said Jake had promised to co-operate with the investigation.
In June, misdemeanor charges were filed against Jake following a riot at the mall outside Phoenix. The Scottsdale Police Department said Jake participated in the riot and he was charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly.
Jake denied looting and insisted he was trying to find people protesting against the death of George Floyd and "bring more attention to the anger felt in every neighbourhood we traveled through". On Wednesday, Scottsdale police said those local charges had been dismissed.
The firearms seizure happens just two weeks after Jake hosted a house party for his celebrity friends during the coronavirus pandemic. Jake received criticism for flouting California's social distancing guidelines shortly after the state reported its largest number of new COVID-19 infections in a single day. The mayor of Calabasas, Alicia Weintraub, even publicly called him out for it.
"They’re having this large party, no social distancing, no masks, it’s just a big huge disregard for everything that everybody is trying to do to get things back to functioning. It’s really just a party acting like COVID does not exist, it’s acting that businesses aren’t closed," she told Fox 11.
Jake has stayed pretty much silent since all of this has gone down, but there's no doubt we can expect a YouTube video about all the drama real soon.