YouTube Daredevil to Do Time for Death-Defying Stunts

Internet sensation '8booth' pleads guilty to number of charges.

July 18, 2017 5:00 am

The daredevils you usually see on RCL are jumping, kitesurfing and speeding through life with the reckless abandon of Steve McQueen and the untouchability of Banksy.

But one popular YouTube star has found out the hard way what it means to complete death-defying stunts from the tops of hotels and buildings, which, unless set up by a company like Red Bull or GoPro, are illegal.

Per the Los Angeles Times, 28-year-old Anthony Booth Armer, who goes by the YouTube handle 8booth, recently pleaded guilty to a number of charges including criminal trespass, to which he was sentenced to three years probation. He’ll have to do a single day in jail, along with 100 hours of community service.

While the majority of 8booth’s videos aren’t multimillion-view hits, his first video—featuring the daredevil leaping from a cliff face in Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach, California—quickly went viral. To date, it has 4.1 million hits, and is nearly a year old.

Watch it below.

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