UPDATE: Three Melbourne pranksters who pretended to shoot at a young child and her father with a fake AK-47 have been charged by counter terrorism police.
The Jalal brothers, known for their prank videos of fake abductions and bomb scares, were taken into custody on Thursday morning and later charged with public nuisance, possess prohibited weapon and behave in offensive manner in a public place.
Two of the brothers, aged 20 and 18, have been bailed by police to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 20 May, with a condition that they not produce, upload or publish on any social media site any images or video that is offensive in nature.
The 16-year-old brother was bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.
EARLIER: Three Melbourne teenagers who pretended to shoot at a young child and her father with a fake AK-47 are in police custody.
The Jalal brothers, known for their prank videos of fake abductions and bomb scares, were taken into custody on Thursday and are currently assisting police with their inquiries.
The brothers, aged 20, 18 and 16, caused uproar with their latest prank which terrified a young girl and her father.
In the video, the Muslim brothers are dressed in white robes with a loudspeaker pretending to shoot a replica AK-47 out of a car window towards a child and her father standing at a payphone.
Social media erupted with many posting that the prank was taken way too far .
It’s reported their earnings from the YouTube prank videos could now be counted as proceeds of crime.
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