On Wednesday, twins Alan and Alex Stokes plead responsible to misdemeanor false imprisonment and reporting false emergency costs following a slew of faux financial institution theft pranks in October 2019.
The occasions, captured in a now deleted YouTube video titled “BANK ROBBER PRANK (gone unsuitable),” confirmed the brothers making an attempt to get in an Uber with a duffle of cash whereas sporting black and ski masks. A witness known as the cops afraid the driving force was getting carjacked. Later, they pulled the same prank at UC Irvine. Orange County District Lawyer Todd Spitzer urged in August:
“These weren’t pranks. These are crimes that would have resulted in somebody getting significantly injured and even killed.”
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In keeping with an announcement launched by the DA’s Workplace Wednesday, the well-known siblings “every confronted a most sentence of 5 years in jail if convicted on all counts.” However fortunately for them, they’ve averted jail time by pleading responsible. The 24-12 months-outdated’s should now full 160 hours of group service, pay restitution, keep away from UC Irvine, and spend one 12 months on formal probation. The creators are additionally required to “cease making movies that mimic legal conduct.”
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[Image via Alex Stokes/Instagram]