Vlogger Taylor Caniff

At 19 years old, Taylor Caniff has 2.1 million Vine followers, 2.3 million followers on Instagram, 330,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel — and allegedly, seven pending criminal charges against him.

Based out of Indiana, the boyish-looking Caniff created his YouTube account in 2012 and posted his first Vine video a year later. Since then he has become a social media phenomenon to be reckoned with, posting videos like “What we actually do in are [sic] hotel rooms…” where he and his friends speak gibberish and bounce on a hotel room bed — the video has garnered over 1.7 million views. On the Fourth of July, however, Caniff posted a different sort of video on his Instagram page — one featuring the Warrick County, IN Sheriff’s Department raiding his home.

Now, Superfame is reporting that publicly-available court data lists Caniff as facing seven charges stemming from that incident, three of them felonies. The charges are dealing in marijuana (felony), maintaining a common nuisance (felony), unlawful possession or use of a legend drug (felony), possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor), contributing to the delinquency of a minor (misdemeanor), possession of marijuana (misdemeanor) and possession of paraphernalia (misdemeanor).

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These charges coincide with a recently posted (then deleted) admission of guilt, with the YouTuber blaming the incident on friends. “I admit there were drugs left inside the house after the gathering, left by I don’t know who. Right now I’m being charged with three felonies.”

Caniff captioned the Instagram police confrontation with additional details on the arrest. “Here is footage I have gained from the night my house was broken into by Warrick County cops,” he explains. “They pushed my housekeep down and entired [sic] my home. I had about 15 friends over for a 4th of July gathering with close friends. They had no search warrant … they caused $7000 in damage.”

Regardless of the circumstances, and how the local police felt about having Caniff’s version of the details posted for 2.3 million people to read, the vlogger will apparently have his day in court. According to the report, Caniff’s hearing is set for Sept. 15.
Posted by:Larry Carroll

Writer, Geek, Bon Vivant.