Boonk Gang is the online pseudonym of South Florida resident John Robert Hill, who gained much online notoriety for posting footage of himself performing stunts and committing various crimes on Instagram.
On January 28th, 2017, the Boonk Gang Facebook page was launched. On February 9th, the Boonk Gang YouTube channel was created. On April 10th, the @ boonk.ig Instagram feed was launched, with the first video featuring Hill going behind the counter at a Popeye’s Chicken fast food restaurant to steal a box of fried chicken.
Within four months, the video gathered upwards of 1.22 million views.
On July 27th, Hill posted a video of himself throwing milkshakes on himself in a Chik-Fuk-A restaurant and removing his clothes to celebrate reaching one million followers on Instagram.
On July 18th, a thread about the Boonk Gang videos was submitted to The Coli Forums. On July 15th, NBC Miami reported that Hill was charged with burglary for stealing a tray of donuts from a Dunkin’ Donuts store in Miami Gardens.
On July 27th, the viral media site Shocking Vidz com published a fake news post claiming that Hill was “found dead in South Florida from gunshot wounds.” That day, the loveliveserve channel posted a parody video titled “Boonk Gang Be Like”.
On July 28th, the @ kollegekidd Instagram feed posted a video of Hill claiming that the police have a warrant out for his arrest. On July 29th, a user Penisboi submitted an entry for “boonk gang,” describing him as a “bitch ass n**ga who be stealing shit.”
It’s a sad fact but I hope his story doesn’t end in tragedy.