Remember that YouTuber that did that stupid thing? Wait, that’s pretty much most of them. But this one did his stupid thing with a pickup truck. A brand-new 2021 Ram TRX pickup truck. In the name of his followers, he jumped his brand-new TRX. But now he’s in hot water for allegedly breaking the law.
If you’re going to post stupid stuff on YouTube make sure it’s legal
Friendly reminder: If you’re going to post stupid stuff on YouTube, just make sure it’s legal. Otherwise, you are potentially incriminating yourself. Get it? YouTuber Street Speed 717 has posted nine videos of his TRX shenanigans. He eventually sold the truck-maybe because he wasn’t getting the views he wanted? Or, who knows why? But now the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has some charges ready for Street Speed 717.
Street Speed 717’s real name is Mike Hyssong and he now has 18 criminal charges brought against him. It seems he allegedly violated some laws under Title 30 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. Specifically, Title 30 deals with “Protection of Property and Waters.” Unfortunately for Mike, the PFBC has proof of his alleged misdemeanors, which are those nine YouTube videos.
The PFBC had no knowledge of this prior to it showing up online
The PFBC got wind of Mike’s antics according to a spokesperson. They then witnessed the acts on property in York County, Pennsylvania. That’s because it is all there on YouTube for all to see. The PFBC had no knowledge of any of this prior to them showing up on the internet.
Here’s some of what the PFBC says Mike violated; two counts of Disturbance of Waterways and Watersheds, six counts of Pollution of Waters, six counts of Littering, and four counts of Misuse of Property and Waters. That all rounds out to eight third-degree misdemeanor charges, four second-degree summary offenses, and six first-degree summary offenses.
Hyssong told his followers he was invited onto the private property. He says he was not destructive to the environment and that his truck did not leak anywhere. Leaking oil or trans fluid could potentially poison fish.
“I think they are really like trying to throw the book at me”
Hyssong went on to say, “I pay literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, and I don’t even want free stuff. I just want to be left alone and the government just can’t help itself. And I think they are really like trying to throw the book at me. I don’t know if because it’s easy, it’s on video, or to make an example because it’s a video that got 1.6 million views.”
While Hyssong probably won’t be serving any jail time, if convicted of even some of the charges it could cost him. Others with similar charges who were found guilty paid civil damages, which helped to defer the costs of damage to fish, commercial resale value, the replacement cost of replacing fish based on their angling value, and other damages.