Man who climbed pyramid to raise money for Aus bushfires is jailed

Man who climbed pyramid to raise money for Aus bushfires is jailed

January 18, 2020

YouTube prankster is thrown into jail for five days in Egypt after climbing a PYRAMID in a bizarre bid to ‘help Australia’ with bushfire crisis

  • Russian-American Vitaly Zdorovetskiy was jailed after climbing the pyramid
  • The YouTuber was asking his followers for donations to Australian bushfires 
  • Sharing footage of his dangerous stint, Vitaly called on people to help Australia
  • After going down, Vitaly was met with Egyptian authorities and was arrested 

A YouTube prankster who climbed one of Egypt’s ancient pyramids in an attempt to get donations for the Australian bushfires was thrown into jail after the stunt.

Russian-American Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who goes by username Kingvitaly, spent five days in jail after being arrested for climbing one of the pyramids in Giza.

In November, the Egyptian parliament enacted a law which prohibited the climbing of the Giza pyramids.   

Russian-American Vitaly Zdorovetskiy climbed the pyramid asking for donations for Australia

The popular YouTuber wore a jumper that read, ‘stop war, help Australia,’ (pictured in Egypt)

Vitaly shared a video of the dangerous climb and his message to ‘stop war’ and to donate to Australia to his 3.1million followers on Instagram.

Finally making it to the top, Vitaly recorded himself asking people to donate money toward the Australian bushfires. 

‘Stop the war, help Australia – lets raise money,’ he said as he angled the camera toward his jumper which read the same thing. 

‘We need to help Australia – millions of people, millions of animals are lost, millions of people are hurting, people are losing homes, people need water, the firefighters, they all need our help.

‘Lets do something.’ 

He made his way down the Pyramid where authorities were waiting for him (pictured: Vitaly nearing the officials’ 

Vitaly was arrested and taken to prison where he was locked up for five days for his dangerous and illegal stint 

Eventually, Vitaly made his way down the pyramid and was met with Egyptian authorites before being taken away. 

A few days later, he revealed on Instagram that he was arrested and jailed for five days but said he didn’t regret the stunt. 

‘No words can explain what I just went through the past 5 days,’ he wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of him sitting down on top of the a pyramid. 

‘I was locked up in Egypt because I climbed the Pyramids Of Giza. I’ve been in Jail many times but this one was by far the very worst. 

‘I saw horrible things and I don’t wish this upon anybody. Was it worth it? F**K YEAH!  

He shared a link to a GoFundMe page and said all the money would go towards the bushfire crisis. 

Despite millions of followers on social media, he had only raised $840 of the $500,000 goal by Saturday afternoon. 

Vitaly has so far raised $790 of the $500,000 goal on GoFundMe for the Australian bushfires

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