NYC: YouTuber arrested for faked medical episode in Times Square

A YouTuber allegedly faked a medical episode in the middle of Times Square traffic — and then posted video of the ordeal to his channel, police said.

Zeeshan Saroya, 30, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. Thursday and charged in connection with the Jan. 10 incident that unfolded at Broadway and West 46th Street, cops said. 

Saroya, who goes by Prince Zee on Instagram, posted a 13-minute video Monday of his scheme, racking up more than 150,000 views.

“We’re going to see what they’re going to do, what New Yorkers are going to do, how they’re going to help this ‘dead guy,’” Saroya said at the start of the video as he talked out the plan. 

The incident unfolded just before 3 p.m., cops said. 

Saroya’s video shows him driving when he suddenly slumps over, hitting his head on the steering wheel. 


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