A YouTube stunt involving Logan Paul and a baby Tiger has just landed his co-star in the video three months behind bars after he plead to being illegally in possession of the wild animal.
According to court documents, obtained by The Blast, Nicolas Perkins, plead no contest to a charge of illegal possession of a tiger, and he was sentenced to 90 days in County Jail.
The tiger owner will also be on probation for the next three years. As a part of the plea deal, the other charges against Perkins have been dismissed.
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As we reported, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office charged Nicholas Perkins, 32, after he appeared on a YouTube video with Logan Paul in 2017. At the time, prosecutors say they were tipped off by the video to the fact a baby tiger may be living in a home in Los Angeles.
Perkins was charged with two counts of illegal possession of a tiger, one count of mistreatment of a tiger, and one count of possession of anabolic steroids.
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In the video, the controversial Youtube star did nothing to abuse the animal or mistreat it, but City Attorney Mike Feuer said, “Tigers and other exotic animals are not pets,” adding, “Keeping those potentially dangerous animals in a residential setting poses a serious safety risk for residents.”
After the video aired on YouTube, a search warrant was conducted on Perkins’ home (where the video was shot) and the animal was taken away from him. At the time, officials noted the poor living conditions of the tiger and claimed that Perkins was feeding it kitten milk replacement formula with a baby bottle.
“My office will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to ensure these treasured creatures are safe and those who illegally keep them are held accountable,” Feuer continued.
Perkins was facing up to two years in jail. along with $4,000 in fines.