Angry because his 33-year-old Kyle Long drove his only YouTube video on how to quickly get rich, was driven over 3,300 miles from his home in Waterville, Maine, to Google's headquarters in California, to convince tech giant to restore his account.
But what long did not know, his father Kevin Long told BuzzFeed News, was that the video and his account had not been deleted by YouTube, but his wife. Concerned about his mental state, she deleted the "rambling" and "bizarre" video and then accused YouTube of avoiding confrontation with her husband, Kevin Long said in a telephone interview.
"He came up with this crazy idea of doing all the millionaires," Kevin Long said. "She told him that Google or Facebook must have taken it down because you can't put stupid crap there."
The wife did not respond to a request for comment. But Kevin Long said his son, who had a history of mental health problems, was fixed on the video and told family and friends that he would make the trip to convince Google, who owns YouTube, to restore the content. [1
Instead, Kyle Long was arrested on Sunday by the Mountain View police in California, suspected of threatening Google's threats.
Google refused to comment on the case.
The incident comes almost one year after another. YouTuber opened fire at the company's headquarters and injured three people before killing himself in San Bruno.
This shooter had driven to YouTube's San Diego headquarters after she allegedly "discriminated and filtered" her vegan and animal rights videos.
A spokesman for the Mountain View police told BuzzFeed News that Kyle Long did not threaten certain people on Google, but that the residents of Maine had "threatened violence against unknown people if the meeting on his YouTube channel did not go as he wanted."
Mountain View policemen had already been looking to get warnings from their Watervill e, Maine and Iowa State Patrol colleagues about the cross-country tour.
Iowa State Patrol officers had talked to Kyle Long twice, once after he was involved in a non-jury crash and another time for allegedly vandalizing gas station. 19659002] The 33-year-old told a state administrator that he was on his way to Mountain View to talk to Google's leaders about his YouTube channel.
This led the agency to contact the Mountain View police after troops felt "something wasn't right when Long started talking about how upset he was on Google," the spokesman said.
Some President William Bonney, the Waterville police, told BuzzFeed News that they then received a Sunday call that Long was in California, and they passed the information along with the Mountain View police.
When Kyle Long was taken into custody on Sunday, police said they found three baseball batteries inside the car.
Kevin Long said his son may have been upset but never mentioned to resort to violence. 196590 02] "All he wanted was to get it back online," he said. "There is something wrong with him."
As for the three bats, Kevin Long said his 9-year-old grandson plays in Little League.
Sunday's arrest is not the first time Kyle Long has been in trouble with law, which his father attributed to his mental health.
At age 16, Kyle Long was sentenced in his friend's death, Michael Butler, as he crashed into a pole while drunk.
"When he came out everything seemed fine, but it was when the nightmares started, Kevin Long said.
His son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he said, and he continued to meet with the police when he stopped taking the medicine
In 2015, after leading the police in a slow pursuit of education, Kevin Long said Kyle told him he thought he was receiving a presidential escort, so he did not understand. been a mess and there has been a swing door, "he said." He goes to jail and he gets no help. "