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YouTube spends the night in a French prison after publishing a fake photo next to “Mona Lisa” joking: “We are witnessing history.”

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Two YouTubers arrested by French police after one of them smuggled a photo of himself into the Louvre as a prank.

JiDion Adams, 22, and Nico Omelana, 25, took part in “Face the Danger,” as the duo try to challenge each other to pull increasingly difficult pranks for their Youtube channels. Both YouTubers have over 6 million subscribers.

Omelana dared to put a portrait of himself in the Louvre and hang it next to him Mona LisaIt’s not technically a crime, but it does come close. modification or damage Mona Lisa It violates strict French laws. Enjoyed by more than 8 million views a year Mona LisaIt is protected by 1.52 inch thick glass with wooden fencing installed at the front to keep customers at a safe distance.

Omelane actually pulled the joke himself in 2022. But Adams went further. Adams didn’t just sneak a painting of himself—he called it Clapped Lisa—along with it Mona LizA, but asked a fake tour guide to fabricate information about the painting for a nearby audience.

In screenshots uploaded to Omelana’s channel, security finally intervened and Adams was ordered to leave. Before he could escape, Adams removed his portrait from the wall and ran from the crowd. Knowing he was sure to get in trouble, he told his accomplices—including the paparazzi—to leave so they wouldn’t get in trouble either.

The French police eventually showed up at the Louvre and took Adams with them.

“They grabbed me and questioned me,” Adams recalls in the video. Omelana then saw four police officers escort Adams out of the museum and to a patrol car. He was finally released the next morning.

Commenters were amazed at the YouTuber’s intricate but successful plan to hang a fake billboard next to them Mona Lisa – twice.

“We are witnessing history here,” one commenter wrote.

Another added: “I am convinced that if he wanted to be an art thief he could steal any painting in the world.”

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