A YouTuber was arrested in Florida on Easter Sunday after allegedly assaulting a woman and then fleeing the scene.
Police took Vitaly Zdorovetskiy into custody on Sunday night after an unnamed woman reported that she was jogging alone in the Miami Beach area when Zdorovetskiy appeared and tackled her, according to an affidavit obtained by TMZ. The woman claimed that once she was on the ground, Zdorovetskiy sat on top of her and punched her multiple times in the face and chest.
She said that she screamed for help during the attack, which reportedly took place in full view of neighbors and others passing by, and that prompted Zdorovetskiy to flee, retreating into a private residence nearby, the site reports.
Authorities tracked down the YouTuber at the house and arrested him for felony aggravated battery. Online records show that he is no longer in police custody, and TMZ reports that he was released from jail the following day after posting $7,500 bond.
The woman who was attacked was treated by paramedics for her injuries, which included a cut above her eye which she will have to get stitches for, as well as pain and soreness in her face and chest, the affidavit reportedly states.
It is currently unclear what led to the attack. The woman in question told police that she had not met or even seen Zdorovetskiy prior to the alleged assault, according to TMZ.
Zdorovetskiy, known for his social media pranks and other high-profile shenanigans, has more than 3 million followers on Instagram and more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube. He was arrested in Egypt earlier this year and spent five days in jail after climbing a pyramid in Giza, USA Today reports. He posted video of the incident to his Instagram page, and claimed that he was completing the stunt in an effort to raise money for victims of the Australian bushfires.
He’s also known for rushing onto the field during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and his arrest two years later for climbing the iconic Hollywood sign, according to a KABC report.
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