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Island Boys’ Franky Venegas Charged With Pretending To Be His Twin Alex In Florida Quicktime Arrest … Three Years After He Made Internet Fame With Viral Song


By Adam S. Levy for Dailymail.com

Island Boys’ Franky Venegas pretended to be his twin brother Alex when he was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month in connection with reckless driving.

Police said in documents reviewed by TMZ that 22-year-old Franky was spotted behind the wheel of a yellow Corvette Stingray on May 24.

Police said they saw Franky enter the parking lot and received a report that his vehicle and the occupants of a nearby gray vehicle were «armed with weapons,» the outlet reported.

Police said they responded by turning on their emergency lights and rushing inside, at which point they made contact with Franky.

Franky told officers his name was Alex, police said, adding that they discovered he wasn’t telling the truth when they saw his state ID card and ran a check that provided more details.

Island Boys’ Franky Venegas, 22, pretended to be his twin brother Alex when he was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month in connection with reckless driving. Taken last month in an Instagram post

Franky initially told officers he was his twin brother, Alex, but his ID proved otherwise, authorities said

Franky initially told officers he was his twin brother, Alex, but his ID proved otherwise, authorities said

A background check showed Franky did not have a valid driver’s license, officials said.

Franky was subsequently booked into the Broward County Jail on charges of reckless driving, driving without a valid license and false identification.

Franky was released from custody on May 25 on $800 bail, ABC Miami affiliate Local10 reported.

Broward County Circuit Judge Deborah Carpenter-Toy has been appointed to oversee the new case, the server said.

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At the time of his arrest, Franky, a native of Lake Worth, Florida, was being supported by his twin brother Alex, who said in a subsequent TikTok post: «Free him.»

Franky faced legal trouble last year after he was arrested in Pompano Beach, Florida in connection with a domestic assault on a woman who said she was his girlfriend on May 6, 2023.

A deputy who interviewed the victim said they «observed physical marks and bruises on (her) chin as well as her legs and arms,» ​​the source said.

According to legal records reviewed by Local10, the prosecutor dropped the misdemeanor battery case on May 16, 2023.

The South Florida siblings shot to viral fame with their 2021 hit Island Boy

The South Florida siblings shot to viral fame with their 2021 hit Island Boy

The Venegas brothers rose to fame with their 2021 viral hit I’m An Island Boy, which has over 24 million views on YouTube.

The video was examined on the Peacock special 21 and Done by Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg, the latter of whom said he was left speechless after watching the viral clip.

«Two idiots in a pool – I don’t know and I’m not trying to understand,» Snoop Dogg said.

The singer siblings and their lives were chronicled in the 2022 documentary Trolled: The Untold Island Boys Story.



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