YouTuber Julien Solomita said the Southern California home of he and his wife Jenna Marbles was broken into Monday.
“[A] woman, who we don’t know, entered our house without prior notice,» Solomita wrote on her Instagram story. “Upon entering our back door, I immediately subdued it with OC/pepper spray and was able to block it out. I called the police and she was stopped and arrested.»
The couple and their dogs are safe, Solomita wrote.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that a woman was arrested at the address listed by the couple on the morning of January 2.
Solomita and Marbles, whose real last name is Mourey, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Marbles had 20 million subscribers at its peak. She left social media in 2020 when old sketches of her resurfaced, which she herself described as racist and sexist. In a now-deleted video, she said that she wanted to take responsibility for her previous content.
Still, Marbles has a dedicated fanbase that he occasionally interacts with.
Last year, he sent a pack of merch and handwritten messages to a fan who had terminal cancer. The fan, who had posted about how much she enjoyed Marbles’ content, posted about the care package on TikTok weeks before his death.
Marbles continue to trend online whenever Solomita, who still creates content on YouTube and Twitch, features them in her posts. She shared wedding photos of her on instagram at the end of December.
The couple, who have been together since 2013, tied the knot in early November, he said in a recent twitch stream. She said they waited to announce their marriage to celebrate in private and because one of her dogs had health problems.
“We are a married couple,” he said during the broadcast. «Now I can officially do wife jokes.»
Solomita, who has 1.3 million followers on instagram and 2.5 million subscribers in Youtube — said Monday that the person who broke into his home had been harassing him «for the past two months.»
He said he initially tried to keep the incident «out of line» but opted to make a statement because the couple was «notified that a news outlet had information» about the event.
«I wanted you to hear what happened to me first,» he said.