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Angry YouTuber threatens violence at Google HQ

IANS  |  San Francisco 

On not finding his channel and the video he posted on YouTube, a disgruntled YouTuber tried to threaten violence at Googles Mountain View, headquarters, in an attempt to get the to restore his account.

The 33-year-old drove over 3,300 miles all the way from up to the search-engine giant's office with three baseball bats in his car, which were later confiscated by the police.

"His relatives admitted that the video and his account had been deleted not by YouTube, but his wife. Concerned about his mental state, she deleted the 'rambling' and 'bizarre' video," News reported on Tuesday.

The relatives added that Long has had a history of mental health issues and became fixated on his get-rich-quick video.

Long got aggressive because he was sure that his ideas would result in the company paying him millions of dollars. On not finding his video on the platform, he planned on talking to executives about it.

Because of his "crazy" idea, his wife told him or must have taken it down, the report said.

"Long made threats of violence towards unknown people if the meeting regarding his channel didn't go as he wanted it to," quoted a police as saying.

Last April, a 39-year-old resident opened fire at the company's San Bruno headquarters, claiming had unfairly demonetised and censored her pro-vegan and animal rights videos. Aghdam not only injured three people but also took her own life, the media had reported.



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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 15:36 IST