1 Fort Lauderdale
Local Search & News & Reviews
A South Florida man who’s achieving viral fame for videos showing him swiping food and making scenes in stores is now finding himself on the wrong side of the law.
John Robert Hill is known on social media for his stunts but he ended up in jail after he stole a tray of doughnuts from a Dunkin’ Donuts in Miami Gardens.
According to an arrest report, Hill was charged with burglary and petit theft after the May 13 incident at the shop at 18801 Northwest 2nd Avenue.
Hill, 20, jumped the counter into an employee-area then grabbed a tray of doughnuts worth $38 and walked out of the store, the report said.
And according to the report, co-defendant Dirk Williams recorded the event. The video was later posted on YouTube and Instagram.
Hill returned the tray after the clerk requested them back, the report noted.
“This is one of those like, do it for the Vine, internet type of like funny things. Not that funny or that smart but ultimately he did give it back judge,” public defender Kelsey Cruz said during Hill’s court hearing after his arrest.
Hill, who sports a “misunderstood” tattoo on his face, among others, has a reputation for going into fast food restaurants and helping himself. YouTube videos show him taking taking sodas from a gas station, a pizza from a Little Caesar’s, and an entire cookie box from Subway.
Hill was referred to a court program with an alternate bond of $1,500 in the Dunkin’ Donuts case. He later pled not guilty and was sentenced to 60 days of probation.