YouTube prankster ends his career after being arrested for biting off head of live rat

Clemente Matthew Maloney 
By: Chan Yuan

A prankster in Australia, was arrested after trying to entertain his YouTube fans by biting off the head of a rat.

However, while he thought it was funny, many people did not think so.

Clemente Matthew Maloney, 25, bit the head of a rat while it was still alive, and said that it took 29 seconds for the animal to die.

Maloney posted the video online, where people called on police to arrest him. Maloney was arrested, and he pleaded guilty at the Brisbane Magistrates Court to inflicting unnecessary pain on a domestic rat.

Although he apologized for his actions, Maloney said: “I don't think it was that bad. There's a lot worse that I could've done, like buying rat poison, rat traps and all that stuff.”

In his plea deal, Maloney avoided a prison term. Instead, he ordered by Magistrate Suzette Coates to complete 100 hours of community service and pay $90 in court costs.

He was also banned him from owning a pet for three years.

Magistrate Coates described Maloney’s behavior as “narcissistic and attention-seeking.”