It sure seemed weapons may have been what drove the Federal Bureau of Investigation to get a search warrant and, in a massive show of force, raid Paul's L.A. home, as well as his friend's home in Vegas.
As you may know, on Wednesday morning (August 5), Jake's home in California was searched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with the Scottsdale mall looting.
A judge has sealed the search-warrant affidavit and Eimiller said she could not reveal the nature of the investigation or the person it was served on.
The FBI raided the home in the 23500 block of Parksouth Street at around 6 a.m.
Paul, 22, has also courted controversy for raucous parties at his mansion, earning a rebuke last month from the mayor of Calabasas - the exclusive community outside Los Angeles home to the Kardashian family.
On Wednesday morning, the YouTuber's mansion in Calabasas was searched by the FBI "in connection with an ongoing investigation". It's unclear if Paul was home at the time.
It's unknown why the authorities obtained a search warrant on Jake's house, but aerial footage showed officers seizing a number of guns on the property.
"We understand that a search warrant was executed at Jake's Calabasas home this morning while Jake was out-of-state", Schonfeld said in an email.
Video from local television news helicopters showed agents gathering several rifles from the sprawling property with a boxing ring and hot tub in the backyard that appears in many of Paul's recent YouTube videos. No arrests were made. In June, Jake Paul was charged with trespassing and unlawful assembly in connection with an incident in Arizona, in which a mall was vandalized and looted.
The charges were not only against Paul but were also against his two friends Andrew Leon and Arman Izadi. Video from the party showed people playing on an excavator.