Jonathan Grant Thompson, a 37-year-old YouTuber, has been charged with two counts of possession of an explosive device, KSL reports.
The only people who could have seen this coming were any of his nearly nine million subscribers.
Thompson (who bills himself as “The King of Random”) is one of the many video creators trafficking in low-effort science experiments.
It seems one such experiment posted over the summer merited a tip from a concerned citizen to the local police outside Salt Lake City in the US state of Utah.
“By putting dry ice in a sealed container you are essentially making a bomb,” Thompson told his subscribers in the June video where he had done just that, “and in most states and counties these days, dry ice bombs are illegal for obvious reasons.” Knowing this, Thompson still decided to film and upload the footage.
At one point he attempts to shoot a highly pressurised but unexploded soda bottle with a BB gun.