Pulling 'wedgie' prank at Bradenton cinema gets man arrested

MANATEE — Authorities say that Charles Ross is known to go around Manatee County and create situations in order to harass and annoy people while filming their reaction for You Tube.

On Sunday, Ross, 18, of Bradenton, ended up in jail over such an incident.

Deputies say Ross was at Royal Palm Theater at 7:42 p.m. with a friend and began grabbing people by their pants and pulling them up hard, causing discomfort, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

A victim told deputies that Ross pulled up his pants, wedgie-style, and then asked the victim if he wanted to hit him, all while his friend was filming, the report states.

One victim decided to press charges but others were too embarrassed, the report adds.

The deputy took the camera as evidence and both Ross and his friend were trespassed from the theater and told they would be arrested if they come back, according to the report.