‘It was a prank’ for ‘YouTube,’ mugger tells officer: NYPD - Metro US

‘It was a prank’ for ‘YouTube,’ mugger tells officer: NYPD

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A man arrested by police for a subway robbery in East Harlem allegedly told officers it was only a prank for a YouTube comedy series.

Craig Thomas, 29, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after he stole a headset from a rider on August 1, DNAinfo reported.

The victim was reportedly walking down the stairs to the 6 train platform at East 116th and Lexington Ave, when Thomas allegedly pushed him from behind and grabbed the device.

After officers canvassed the area to search for a suspect, Thomas was later found near the same stairwell by police.

“It was a prank, I make videos on YouTube,” Thomas reportedly told them.

Hm. Don’t quit your day job?

Thomas was arraigned on Aug. 2 with bail set at $5,000 cash or $15,000 bond, according to DNAinfo.

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