Instagram influencer Rossi Lorathio Adams II was sentenced to 14 years in prison after trying to steal a domain name by force. The domain name was doitforstate.com, owned by Ethan Deyo who refused to sell it for anything less than $20,000. Since intimidation tactics did not work on Deyo, Adams enlisted the help of his cousin, Sherman Hopkins Jr., to try a different way to convince Deyo. Peta Pixel has the details:
According to The Verge, one of his Instagram accounts had accrued over 1.5 million followers.
Adams and his followers regularly used the slogan Do It for State! (#doitforstatesnaps) as a sort of “rallying cry,” but despite trying to purchase the domain several times over the course of two years, the domain’s owner Ethan Deyo refused to sell for anything less than $20,000. So Adams decided to take a different approach.
Adams enlisted the help of his cousin, convicted felon Sherman Hopkins, Jr., to break into Deyo’s home and force him to transfer ownership of the domain to Adams at gunpoint. After Hopkins forced his way into Deyo’s home, wrestled him into his home office, pistol whipped him several times, and presented him with the demand note
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