A group of popular YouTubers known as the Nelk Boys drew a large crowd Monday night to the “Jersey Shore” house made popular by the MTV reality show – counting down the minutes until their new line of merchandise went live, according to reports.
Seaside Heights police called for assistance from surrounding departments to help manage the surge of maskless fans that descended on the community, the Asbury Park Press reported.
Police Chief Thomas Boyd said a “couple thousand” people were on hand for the event as cops performed “crowd control,” adding that as of 8:30 p.m. the situation remained under control.
The Canadian trio — Jesse Sebastiani, Kyle Forgeard and Steve Deleonardis, who are known for posting prank videos — posted on social media that the event coincided with the launch of their new basketball and baseball jerseys, according to NJ.com.
Last week, YouTube temporarily “demonetized” the Nelk Boys after they allegedly threw parties at Illinois State University,