ATF Raids YouTube’s Favorite ‘Russian’ Weapons And Explosives Expert
Mar. 29, 2013
Kyle Myers, better known as the wildly popular “FPS Russia” on YouTube — with a penchant for shooting guns and blowing things up in videos — has caught the eye of federal authorities.
Nearly 40 agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, raided his home and his father’s farm on Tuesday to look for explosives, according to The Athens Banner-Herald.
He was apparently out of town when the raids took place.
Myers, who uses a fake Russian accent for filming on his YouTube channel, often finishes his videos off with an explosive finale. The substance he claims to use is called Tannerite, a legal explosive that blows up only when shot with a rifle.