self-proclaimed “incel” who filmed himself harassing and pepper-spraying women in Southern California, then shared the videos on his YouTube channel, has been arrested, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Police say that 25-year-old Johnny Deven Young, of Anaheim, Calif., was wanted on a warrant for multiple felony assaults and hate crime enhancements in connection with a series of violent attacks targeting unsuspecting women in Orange County.
He was arrested in San Mateo County and then transported back to Orange County, where he appeared in court on Monday.
The attacks took place between November 2021 and April 2022 outside bars in Costa Mesa, investigators said.
Young is a self-proclaimed “incel” — or involuntary celibate — a member of an online community of men who exhibit their sexual frustrations by voicing their misogynistic views against women, according to authorities.
He was identified by Costa Mesa police as a suspect in two attacks involving four women and a man who tried to stop one of the assaults.