As you've likely noticed in recent years, it's pretty easy for harmful and ill-advised trends to quickly spread across social media platforms. And in some cases, whatever clout users chase by participating in these trends hardly seems worth it when they get arrested as a result.
But of course, there are no shortage of people whose social media stunts manage to get them investigated and charged without the help of any wider trend.
That ties into another trend you've likely noticed over the last decade where some irresponsible YouTubers have shown how severely they've lost touch with what a prank is supposed to be. Because rather than pulling lighthearted jokes on their friends, these individuals seem more keen to harass total strangers and pretend to engage in serious crimes with the hope that saying "it's just a prank bro" will bail them out.
But while one might expect that stories of online pranksters catching felony charges for engaging in this kind of behavior would deter others from following suit, it seems that some folks still haven't gotten the message.