'Wedgie Spree' Prankster Is a Pain in the Behind But He Shouldn't Go to Jail

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charles rossAn obnoxious 18-year-old boy playing obnoxious pranks on unsuspecting people might not sound like news -- after all, isn't that what all 18-year-old boys do (and isn't that what makes them obnoxious)? But back in the old days, once an obnoxious prank was played it was pretty much played out, relegated to the realm of locker room lore or local legend. Back in the old days, we didn't have the interwebs or TV shows like Jackass and Ridiculousness. We didn't have ways to grant practical jokes the immortality of fame or the jokesters behind them a whole lotta money. Mix the naughty nature of an average teeenaged boy with the incentive of overnight success and you get ... well, you get Charles Ross, an 18-year-old YouTube prankster recently arrested for running up to complete strangers and giving them wedgies.

Ross insists the "wedgie spree" (filmed by a buddy) was all in good fun. And of course it was, because what else would it be? Obnoxious, yes, but not criminal. Still, Ross did take things a step too far with his underhanded underwear joke. See, none of his previous stunts, such as doing handstands over people and trying out ridiculous pick-up lines, involved physically touching other human beings and making them say "Ouch!" (Or some variation thereof.) That's why the wedgie spree got Ross arrested for battery. Whoops. After being detained overnight, Ross was released on $750 bail -- his court date is set for February 14. And honestly, I don't think he deserves to get in super-deep trouble over something someone like Johnny Knoxville can turn into a super-popular TV/film series. Hopefully he's learned where the line is and not to cross it ... or to wait until he's already rich and famous to try.

Do you think this YouTube prankster should go to jail for giving people wedgies?

 

Image via Manatee County Sheriff's Office

 

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youth... youthfulsoul

Battery? Seriously? Ya makes perfect sense to tarnish this teen's record over a wedgie.

ruby_... ruby_jewel_04

A battery charge seems dumb. But I don't like people I don't know touching me. And I probably would have knocked his stupid butt out. Especially if he wedgied me.

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

Yes I do think he should be arrested. If you have to put your hands inside someone's clothes in order to do your little spree that's a sexual assault,to me.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

If a random guy came up to me, stuck his hands inside my clothes, and yanked my undies then darn straight I'd call the cops. This is not a kid having a laugh, it's an adult assaulting random strangers.

Babyg... Babygirlsmom112

Yes, he deserved to be arrested, No one has a right to touch any part of anyone's body w/o permission. He is a grown adult and should have known better.

nonmember avatar lilac

Yes he should do jail time. Grabbing at someones bottom to get there undies and pull them tight against the body can be seen as sexual assault whether he meant it that way or not.

nonmember avatar Tonya

Good enough for him. Running around yanking random people's underwear up for laughs is bullying at its best. And I'm sorry, you keep referring to him as a teen, as if he is 13 or something. At 18, you're an ADULT. There are men and women his age overseas defending our country and this asshole's best use of his time is giving unsuspecting people wedgies? Let him do a little jail time or something. It's high time he grows up.

fave82 fave82

Definitely should be arrested! What a moron. These aren't willing participants so Im assuming you'd have to be pretty forceful to get your hands on their underwear in the first place.

bills... billsfan1104

I bet you wouldnt be saying that if he yanked your thongs.   He is lucky that he didnt hurt someone.  What if someone has a back injury??  Or just had surgery??  That is why at 18 you dont do that.  He is not Johnny Knoxville, and from what I saw on the Jackass move(I only saw one), they did it to themselves.

Sierr... SierraLynn

Yeah he deserves to be arrested and do a little jail time. I'd press every chayge I can think of if he reached into my pants and pulled up my underwear. Fucking idiot.

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