tiktok steals vape mcdonalds worker

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TikTok​ star films himself stealing from McDonald’s worker in a ​drive-thru

The TikToker, who asked to see the unsuspecting worker's vape pen, calls himself the 'vape police.'

 

Kahron Spearman

Internet Culture

Published Sep 13, 2020

A Soundcloud rapper and TikTok “do-gooder” on an anti-nicotine mission stole a McDonald’s employee’s vape pen and sped away from the drive-thru window.

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A Saint Paul-based artist JRI$H pulled up to McDonald’s drive-thru to receive his order. The video starts with the rapper asking the employee, “Do you vape by chance?”

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Then, he asks if he can see it. The unsuspecting employee pulls it out and hands it over to him. Alas, JRI$H takes the e-cigarette and speeds off into the night.

The caption for the original TikTok says: “One less vaper off the streets #nomorenicotine#MorningCheer #ThatsHot #YouHaveTo #DinnerWithMe#secretanimesociety #fyp #frickvape.” The video has 2.8 million views on the social media platform, with more on Reddit.

JRI$H calls himself the “Vape Police” on his TikTok account @project.better, which has over 28,000 followers. He takes the “vape police” tack to heart, shaking down suspected vapers and destroying or stealing their vape pens.

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He also has a website and a YouTube channel, where he has a video failing to pitch Logan Paul on an idea.

It’s difficult to tell whether the anti-nicotine angle is a marketing ploy for  JRI$H’s musical career or a legitimate strategy, in line with the Truth Initiative‘s campaigns. His YouTube channel consists of two videos, which feature a song called “No Mo Nic.”

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*First Published: Sep 13, 2020, 11:49 am CDT