YouTube prankster Luke Erwin is charged with ASSAULT after ‘damaging a man’s eardrum’ during air-horn stunt
- Brothers Luke, 25, and Joel Erwin, 27, have been charged with assault
- They allegedly damaged the eardrum of a 36-year-old man in Sydney
- One allegedly blew the air-horn into the man’s ear, while the other filmed
A YouTube prankster and his brother have both been charged with assault after a man went to police when they blared an air-horn in his ear.
Luke Erwin, 25, and his brother Joel, 27, have been charged with assault after allegedly damaging the eardrum of a 36-year-old man on George Street, Sydney.
Erwin who boasts more than 300,000 Instagram and YouTube followers, was also charged after allegedly touching a 53-year-old woman with a feather duster.
Luke Erwin (pictured), who boasts more than 300,000 Instagram and YouTube followers, has been charged with assault after man went to police and blared an air-horn in his ear
Luke (pictured left) and his brother Joel have been accused of damaging a man’s hearing after blowing an air-horn into his ear (pictured: Luke blowing an air-horn into a stranger’s ear)
The brothers claim they never intended to hurt the man, whose eardrum was allegedly damaged from the air-horn prank.
‘If the guy’s ear’s hurt, yeah I do [regret it],’ Luke told 7News.
‘I guess people might find it offensive but at the end of the day, we’re just trying to have a laugh,’ Joel said.
Police allege Luke performed the stunt while his older brother filmed it.
The alleged victim said he went to the doctor after the stunt and was told he had sustained a minor injury to his ear.
‘[They] may think it’s only mucking around, unfortunately for the them the test is on the alleged victim and how they feel as a result of that prank,’ lawyer Paul McGirr said.
The alleged victim claims he sustained a minor injury to his ear after seeking medical help (pictured: Luke blowing an air-horn into a stranger’s ear)
The Erwin brothers have also been accused of fake sneezing at a woman in Sydney’s CBD, by spraying water onto her neck, face and shirt.
The brothers were charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company and common assault.
They were granted bail and will face Downing Centre Local Court on November 13.
The YouTube pranksters have also been accused of touching a woman with a feather duster (pictured: Joel touching another woman with a feather duster)