Meatball is a social media influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers who was present during the recent Philadelphia overnight riot.
However, before the night was over, she’d been arrested.
Meatball, real name Dayjia Blackwell, shared videos and pics on her Instagram Stories on the mass looting of several businesses like a Foot Locker, an Apple store, and a Lululemon.
According to the New York Post, the content creator laughed and clapped as the incident happened, even encouraging with a “Let’s go!” shout.
“Tell the police they’re either gonna lock me up tonight, or it’s gonna get lit, it’s gonna be a movie.”
She joined several young loiterers and made a pointed comment:
“This is what happens when we don’t get justice in this city.”
Through the influencer’s videos, we saw dozens of looters breaking into the Apple store near 15th and Chestnut Streets to steal tablets and iPhones.
“Free iPhones! Free iPhones!” Meatball
The crowd went to the Lululemon store next, but the police showed up, tackling and arresting several looters.
“Don’t touch them! Record this! This is why we’re out here: because you cops don’t keep your hands to yourself.”
Blackwell returned to her car and went to the next store to be looted.
Meatball Was Arrested And Charged
According to Philly Mag, the influencer was arrested along with many other looters and charged.
Her charges include:
- Criminal conspiracy
- Criminal trespass
If convicted of these charges, the influencer could spend a lot of jail time.
The cops set a $25,000 bail, and the influencer promptly shared her mugshot–ironically, earning her over 11,000 likes.
A Instagram influencer who has over 125,000 followers and is known in Philadelphia community as Meatball, livestreams… pic.twitter.com/MbbLwCB1aA
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) September 27, 2023
Social media reaction
Meatball is out of jail:
@chocchocthecatch Replying to @🅿️ #meatballphilly #phillylooters #philly #fyppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp ♬ original sound – Choc Choc
Free Meatball graffiti
Only in Philly! pic.twitter.com/oKOu6qnssf
— PhillyCrimeUpdate (@PhillyCrimeUpd) September 28, 2023
Meatball didn’t like the jail food.
Also she is out of jail already of course.
If you’re a food establishment in Philly lock your doors! pic.twitter.com/zAEQqbF6St
— austin frisch (@realaustinzone) September 28, 2023