FBI agents who raided YouTube star Jake Paul's mansion were looking for video evidence of the Arizona mall looting he is linked to, a source close to the influencer told DailyMail.com.
SWAT teams descended on Paul's $6.9 million Calabasas home and the Las Vegas mansion of his graffiti artist co-star Arman Izadi in a dramatic Wednesday dawn raid.
A source close to Izadi told DailyMail.com federal agents took computers and hard drives from the Vegas home and were looking for unreleased footage of Paul and Izadi at a mall looting in Scottsdale, Arizona in May.
The source also revealed that police searched other properties beyond the two mansions in the coordinated raid – though the FBI remained tight-lipped saying the case had been sealed.
FBI and law enforcement officers raided YouTuber Jake Paul's Los Angeles mansion Wednesday and were seen removing several firearms
DailyMail.com can reveal that agents were looking for evidence of the Arizona mall looting he is linked to
Multiple high powered weapons were seized at the $6.9million Calabasas mansion during the raid for video information
Paul, 23, Izadi, 35, and a third YouTuber filmed themselves at a Scottsdale protest over the killing of George Floyd but were arrested and charged with trespassing and unlawful assembly after looters ransacked and vandalized the Scottsdale fashion Square mall.
As dozens of SWAT officers in armored vehicles hit the influencers' mansions around 6am Wednesday, Scottsdale Police Department announced the Arizona state charges against the three men had been temporarily dismissed while the case was handed over to federal investigators.
'It seems they wanted to get their hands on technology to review any footage that may not have been released,' the source told DailyMail.com. 'That is what seems to be out of control. Why is it so aggressive for just that?
'It was a shock to everyone... You just don't see that every day, these huge SWAT teams.
'Everybody there was detained while they secured the property.
'They asked [Izadi] a lot of questions,' the source added. 'They were asking him things pertaining to why they were in Arizona.
'We don't fully understand how misdemeanor trespassing charges turned into a federal investigation.'
News choppers caught on camera federal officers carrying several rifles confiscated from Paul's mansion during the Calabasas search, setting social media ablaze with speculation over the reason for the raid.
Jake Paul was charged with two misdemeanor crimes after he was seen at an Arizona mall that was being looted in May. He was seen in video taken at the incident
Tana Mongeau, Arman Izadi and Jake Paul are seen at Paul and Mongeau's wedding. SWAT teams descended on Paul's home and the Las Vegas mansion of his graffiti artist co-star Arman Izadi
Paul released a statement that claimed he was not involved in any looting and was in the area for protests
A spokesperson at the FBI's Phoenix