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Video Prankster Arrested After Wedgie Attacks

Man filmed as he yanked pants of Florida targets


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Wedgie Battery Bust

JANUARY 14--A video prankster was arrested last night for battery after he allegedly gave wedgies to a series of victims outside a Florida movie theater, police report.

Charles Ross, 18, was busted on the misdemeanor charge after a male victim, 20, told cops that Ross grabbed him “by the back of his pants and pulled them up hard,” according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

Investigators reported that Ross gave wedgies to several other victims, but that they “were too embarrassed to want to pursue charges.” In each instance, a Ross crony “was filming the crime with a camera.”

Seen in the adjacent mug shot, Ross is known to “create situations in order to harass and annoy people while filming it and then putting it on you tube,” noted deputies, who seized Ross’s camera as evidence.

The wedgie footage was likely ticketed for Ross’s YouTube page, which includes dozens of videos showing the Bradenton resident accosting pedestrians, running around while only wearing an adult diaper, and antagonizing beachgoers. His most popular video, posted two weeks ago, has about 670,000 views.

Booked last night into the county jail, Ross was freed today after posting $750 bond. He is due in court on February 14. (2 pages)