An online influencer called “Meatball” was arrested by Philadelphia police after she livestreamed herself egging on a mob that looted local shops Tuesday night, according to OutKick.
The influencer, whose real name is Dayjia Blackwell, and her various social media accounts have a total of over 600,000 followers, OutKick reported. Her Twitter account also advertises that she has an OnlyFans account. (RELATED: Four Dozen Liquor Stores In Philly Close The Day After Mobs Looted At Least 18 Shops)
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Blackwell can be seen in her videos apparently encouraging the looters. On her way to another stop, she told her fans to “Keep it going!” the New York Post reported.
“Tell the police they’re either gonna lock me up tonight, or it’s gonna get lit, it’s gonna be a movie,” she said during one of her livestreams, the outlet noted. Upon filming a group of looters enter an electronics store, she could be heard screaming, “Free iPhones! Free iPhones!” In another clip, she can be heard repeatedly screaming, “everybody must eat,” OutKick reported.
A Instagram influencer who has over 125,000 followers and is known in Philadelphia community as Meatball, livestreams… pic.twitter.com/MbbLwCB1aA
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After the looting of a local liquor store, Blackwell could reportedly be seen holding a glass bottle containing brown liquid, according to the New York Post.
Blackwell was stopped by police while driving and still livestreaming, and was told to get out of the car but insisted that “we ain’t got nothing to do with this,” The Messenger News reported. She was reportedly arrested, according to Fox 29. It is not clear whether the police have pressed any charges at this point.