A YouTube prankster who tricked a homeless man into eating Oreos filled with toothpaste faces two years jail.
Kanghua Ren, who video blogs as RetSet, filmed himself replacing the white filling in a whole packet of the biscuits with toothpaste and re-packaging it.
The 20-year-old then gave them to a homeless man named Gheorge L he found on the streets of Barcelona in January last year.
YouTube prankster Kanghua Ren, 20, AKA RetSet, who tricked a homeless man into eating Oreos filled with toothpaste, faces two years jail
Gheorge, 52, said he felt sick and threw up five minutes after eating them, and feared for his life as he didn’t know RetSet or what was in them.
‘Maybe I’ve gone a bit far, but look at the positive side: This will help him clean his teeth. I think he hasn’t cleaned them since he became poor,’ RetSet joked in the video.
RetSet earned £1,730 in advertising revenue through his channel that has more than a million subscribers, according to court documents seen by El Pais.
The blogger faces a charge of ‘crime against moral integrity’ with prosecutors seeking a two-year jail term and £26,100 in restitution to Gheorge.
The 20-year-old then gave them to a homeless man named Gheorge L (pictured) he found on the streets of Barcelona in January last year
RetSet filmed himself scraping off the filling inside a packet or Oreos for the prank
After facing backlash from his viewers, RetSet went back to Gheorge in another video to see how he liked the toothpaste-filled Oreos.
‘People exaggerate over jokes in the street (played) on a beggar, when surely if it’s done to a normal person they wouldn’t say anything,’ he said.
He intended to spend a night on the street with the homeless Romanian man but a witness called police.
He then squeezed toothpaste on them to mimic to filling, put them back together, and re-sealed them in their packaging
The blogger faces a charge of ‘crime against moral integrity’ with prosecutors seeking a two-year jail term and £26,100 in restitution to Gheorge
RetSet later deleted the videos and offered Gheorge about £300 to keep quiet so he could ‘re-establish his image’ and ‘ingratiate himself with public opinion’.
Gheorge said no one had ever treated him so badly in all the time he had lived on the street.
RetSet filled sandwiches with cat faeces and fed them to schoolchildren and elderly people in another sick prank, the court heard.