In a startling turn of events, renowned crypto influencer Ben Armstrong, formerly known as BitBoy Crypto, found himself in handcuffs while live-streaming on YouTube. Armstrong had earlier teased his followers with the promise of an extraordinary live broadcast from an undisclosed location.
What started as a mission to confront an individual named Carlos Diaz and reclaim his Lamborghini quickly escalated into a gripping drama as Armstrong was apprehended by law enforcement authorities. Adding to the intrigue, illegal narcotics were reportedly discovered in Armstrong's vehicle.
This incident is the latest chapter in a series of controversies surrounding BitBoy Crypto. In August, the BitBoy Crypto platform officially distanced itself from its founder, citing concerns related to substance abuse and financial instability within the organization as the driving factors behind the decision.
Notably, Armstrong has responded to this disassociation by taking legal action against Hit Network, the parent company overseeing the BitBoy Crypto platform. The lawsuit alleges that Hit Network orchestrated a coup to wrest control of the company from Armstrong.
Carlos Diaz, the individual Armstrong sought to confront during his ill-fated livestream, is reported to have ties to Hit Network, further entangling the web of controversies. Armstrong had previously accused Hit Network executives of issuing death threats against him and his spouse.
During the gripping livestream that unfolded during his arrest, Armstrong passionately expressed his fear for his life, asserting, "This is someone who's been in fear for his life for too long… I will really enjoy the cops coming here." Even as police questioned him, he continued to broadcast, revealing the absence of a weapon on his person but acknowledging the presence of one in his truck.
The arrest of a prominent figure like Armstrong during a live YouTube stream has sent shockwaves through the crypto community, leaving many questions unanswered as this intriguing saga unfolds.