VIDEO: Synagogue Security Guard Shoots YouTuber During 'First Amendment Audit'

A YouTube personality was livestreaming outside a synagogue when a security guard shot her in the leg

Los Angeles, CA - A YouTube personality that goes by the name “Furry Potato” was shot in the leg during a live stream outside a synagogue and Jewish high school on Thursday.

The YouTube personality was identified as Zhoie Perez, who said that she was a transgender female. She was shot at about 12:20 p.m. after taking video of a security guard standing behind a fence, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Perez was allegedly doing a "First Amendment Audit" which is usually when people try to provoke police officers to violate their rights on video.

The video started with Perez taking video of the security guard.

“This guard just pulled a gun out on me, everybody,” Perez said.

Perez continued to video the guard who was holding a gun with both hands and rocking back and forth.

“He told me he was going to shoot me dead. He said if I move he was going to shoot me dead,” Perez said.

The security guard can be heard asking why he was being recorded.

“He said he was going to shoot me dead if I moved, everybody,” Perez repeated. “No, he said he was going to shoot me if I move.”

Perez then started to give his location.

The security guard said, “Get away” and then four seconds later fired a shot that hit Perez while he was taking video.

“Oh!” Perez said after being shot as he ran away. “That f**ker shot me. That f**ker shot me in the leg.”

In the background, the security guard can be heard to say, “Get away.”

Then the security guard followed Perez and insisted he shot at the floor.

It's not clear if the shot ricocheted before striking Perez.

A bystander came and applied a bandage to the gunshot wound as the police arrived.

Perez was hostile to the police, according to the video. She complained about being handcuffed when police secured the scene when they first arrived.

Later, Perez refused to give her name to the police.

“Hey, what’s your last name, buddy?” another police officer asked Perez.

“I’m alright, buddy,” Perez shot back. “Until I can get my hand on my camera, I’m not talking to you guys.”

Perez has more than 17,000 subscribers on YouTube, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The police arrested the guard, identified as Edduin Zelayagrunfeld, 44, according to the Los Angeles Times. Zelayagrunfeld was charged with suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the police.

Perez was not charged with a crime.

You can see video from the shooting below:

Comments (53)
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Jonb46149
Jonb46149

You go to a place of worship knowing that this country has had mass shootings that resulted in several lives being lost and you want to provoke a man who is trying to keep the members of the synagogue safe and you are surprised when your shot MAN YOUR A SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVED this is also who so many of us who protect and serve are killed every year because we are either afraid to react or we under react because assclowns like you make us fear prosecution for doing our jobs

Whiskey5jda
Whiskey5jda

Poke the bear enough and sooner or later he is gonna take a swipe at you. Now this individual has a permanent reminder.

Bigpurple
Bigpurple

Should have shot that GUY in the dick, saving the tax dollars ...fuck him

LEO0301
LEO0301

Even the writer of this story isn't sure of Perez's sex. In the beginning of the story Perez is referred to as 'she' and then later on as 'he'. In any event Furry Potato hopefully learned a lesson. Too bad she/he/it will end up with a nice payout from the synagogue.

Propolice
Propolice

Should’ve accidentally went for a head shot!

JBo
JBo

Soooooo, how's that audit thing working for ya?

Paul Kersey Jr.
Paul Kersey Jr.

He got told, he got bold, and when he persisted, he got holed. Oh well. Been there myself, the guard was wrong, but he may get just a slap. As for 'da First Amendment, it's private property and a synagogue at that, synagogues have been attacked before in LA. Seems Edduin doesn't know where his property ends. As for payouts, it's The Tribe. We will see. I foresee this story rushing down the Memory Hole.

DaveZ
DaveZ

😂 guard should have called police regarding SP person filming.... but she/he is a fucking moron 🤣

Divadeb
Divadeb

We see ppl provoking& threatening LEOS/Armed Security. I believe the security guard is wrong in his actions, that being said the Transgender Women was equally wrong for trying very hard to provoke&threatening manner.. My opinion, both were wrong.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

I was on this "persons" side until this "person" failed to cooperate with police. I do, however, feel that if this "person" was placed and handcuffs then that the security guard should have been treated equally, as in detained and questioned, not standing around with the police as if he was a buddy. This shooting was not justified. The security guard was wrong in the beginning when he brandished his weapon, which is also a crime. Also, it is unlawful to discharge a warning shot so shooting into the ground is also a crime.

This "person" isn't helping his or her case.

bob95648
bob95648

Don't mess with the Zohan.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

Let's see here ..... We have a transgender he/she shooting a video for no discernable reason shot in the leg by a security guard for no discernable reason. Could this have happened anywhere else but Hollyweird?

Ande24392
Ande24392

Warning shot? Really? That is absolutely irresponsible. Warning shot...lol. What happened was that the guard is poorly trained and accidentally shot the dude in the leg when he did not "index" properly. He had his finger on the trigger and the weapon fired due to his negligence.

MommaBear42
MommaBear42

This dude complained that the police wearing gloves had their hands on him but had they not, he’d complain that they weren’t trying to help him by offering first aid. If you want an arrest, please tell the police what’s going on. I’m sure the security guard was telling the police that Mr Potato was trying to break in. And Mr Potato was not cooperating. Police probably used the video to make the arrest. Good job officers!!!

America1st
America1st

Why did this POS even call the police? This guy is clearly only trying to cause problems not solve them. Obviously this person is as confused as it’s gender. Idiot!!!!!

RB2207
RB2207

The guard is clearly incompetent to be working as an armed security guard. The guard didn't shoot him on purpose, it clearly ricocheted which goes back to my first comment about incompetence. Now my second part with these "1st amendment challenges"...wtf do you think is going to happen? if you poke a bear its going to attack you. This guy should use his "fame" for something more productive than trying to goad people into attacking him.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

I know when I was provoked and taunted by antifa and the LGBTQ community at a pro sharia law rally I had the time of my life! I mean it was like coming home from Nam except people weren't spitting on me! Lol!

I was all locked and loaded with more firepower than you can imagine, but was more laid back, calm and stoic than you can imagine! I was even called some names I hadn't even heared of! Lol! I had a blast and loved every minute of it!

spd522
spd522

This is what happens when two dipshits who think they are badasses collide. It appears the guard did fire towards the ground, whether intentionally or not. I watched it a couple of times for fun. Even my wife laughed.

CaliforniaPatriot
CaliforniaPatriot

It’s not clear who the biggest idiot here is! Both are definitely mentally handicapped!

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Well in the end, this is one case where the Second Amendment was trumped by the First Amendment. Why was this person such a dick when he was the victim of a shooting? Security Guard was probably the best they could hire for the money they offered. Definitely NOT the sharpest knife in the drawer.....

Michael Bryant
Michael Bryant

Best and funniest video so far..Should have been a head shot and one less 1/2 breed. Suffer asshole it sounds good..

Michael Bryant
Michael Bryant

No entra hole?.. Bouncer for sure.... What a asshole got what he needed but still alive.... Two in the chest one in the carnal vault head for others. Sure sounded like a bitch with a deep voice...

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

Shooter will be back across the border without walls by the time the police gets there. I wonder if this would be considerd a “humanitarian crisis” or an “emergency”?? And I don’t hear Fuzzy Nuts telling them not to call the police (of which he hates) either. Lmao

JLo1
JLo1

Ricochet! You can clearly see the gun muzzle angled down, not out.

4theblu
4theblu

Guilty of shooting anyway.

AfricanLion55
AfricanLion55

After shooting at other Jewish Synagogues the guard had to be uncomfortable with him Hanging around videoing trying to provoke....these people r trying to do anything to get the police or guards To lose it so the y can set them up...this is horrible... It looked like he shot down As a warning. The guard did not know what he was capable of...

LawAbidingCitizen
LawAbidingCitizen

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes...

Lee smith
Lee smith

I bet a piece of concrete made that wound...and yes I have been shot in the hand. Did not resemble that wound.

Caprice56
Caprice56

There to provoke a violent act and shocked when he succeeded! What an idiot! He deserves to go to jail for harassment.

Chopper7747
Chopper7747

These people do nothing but goad, provoke, and challenge people to get a reaction, then when they do they cry and shout “see what he did”. What was the guard doing to provoke this asshole in the first place? Seems to me he was minding his own business, when this sorry excuse for a human came along, started filming, goading and prodding the guard for NO reason. Who among us wouldn’t get angry if such actions were directed against us. That moron wanted a reaction, and got one. Now this guard will face charges, lose his job and career, livelyhood, and have a criminal record. In other words, his life, and his families lives are turned upside down. All because this trouble making son of a bitch wanted to provoke a confrontation. Too bad it was only the leg!

KCN
KCN

Harassment at its worst form. These people that go around harassing and taunting are no different than other criminals. You play with fire, you get burned.👍

qazwiz
qazwiz

OMG talk about fake news... "YouTuber" only has three subscribers

calling this (he)she/it a YouTuber is like calling me a Canadian because I've been in Canada for about three hours (parents drove Detroit to Niagara Falls through Canada)

Bhagler
Bhagler

I'm not going to comment on the "citizen" who was just filming.

I will comment on the grossly undertrained "wanna be" security guard. He has issues....