Crypto enthusiast Ben “BitBoy” Armstrong was taken into custody while broadcasting live from outside a former business partner’s house.
Armstrong Livestreams Confrontation with Diaz
Before starting his stream, the infamous crypto influencer, BitBoy, gave a prelude on YouTube, promising to go “live soon from a very special location.” Little did viewers know that this would evolve into a police intervention within the hour.
Once live, Armstrong was seen outside the residence of Carlos Diaz, a recognized consultant and NFT investor connected to the Hit Network. Things escalated when Armstrong began hurling accusations at Diaz, even going as far as alleging mafia connections in Houston.
His loud and seemingly aggressive assertions, such as “I’m not scared of you, Carlos,” caught the attention of neighbors and potentially led to the police’s arrival.
Police Intervention Captured on Stream
Roughly 19 minutes into the intense livestream, local police made their presence known, questioning Armstrong about any potential weapons. The video went dark shortly after Armstrong was instructed to put down his phone. However, the audio continued, capturing the dialogue between Armstrong and the officers on the scene.
A quick search revealed that Benjamin Charles Armstrong was indeed registered at the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office on the evening of September 25. He remains in custody.
Reaction from the Crypto Community
Carlos Diaz, the subject of Armstrong’s wrath, later confirmed the unexpected visit from the crypto personality on September 26.
Other prominent figures in the crypto scene, like blockchain expert “ZachXBT“, did not hold back their sentiments, stating, “Will always celebrate one of the most notorious bad actors in crypto finally getting karma.“
This event follows a recent fallout between Armstrong and the Hit Network, which used to manage the “BitBoy Crypto” brand. The termination of this partnership highlighted concerns related to Armstrong’s substance abuse and financial misconduct. The resulting legal disputes and Armstrong’s plea for financial aid on September 20 to address them further unsettled the crypto community.