YouTube Influencer Nikita Dragun Arrested in Miami Beach

Nikita Dragun, 26, spent some quality time in the Miami Dade County Turner Gilford Knight Correctional Center after making several bad decisions including one to throw a water bottle at a Miami Beach police officer and hotel security officer.

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Dragun, who’s real name is Nikita Nguyen, is a social media influencer known for her work in makeup and starting her own line of beauty products, as well as sharing her journey as a transgender woman in the beauty industry. Dragun has amassed over 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube, 9 million followers on Instagram, and 14 million followers on TikTok who was arrested Monday for battery on a police officer at the luxurious Good Times Hotel on Miami’s South Beach.

According to the arrest affidavit, police were called to the aptly named Good Times Hotel at 601 Washington Avenue after receiving reports of a “woman” causing a disturbance and walking around the pool area naked for a length of time. Dragun, who is transgender, allegedly ignored hotel security officers requests to put on clothes, stop causing a disturbance and threw a water bottle at hotel security before going back to the room.

Officers went to Dragun’s room and heard loud music being played before warning her that if the disturbances didn’t stop, she would be forced to leave the property. Dragun reportedly closed the door on officers before opening it and asking security, “Do you want more?” Officers say Nikita then swung an open water bottle, causing water to hit and spill on both the security guard and the officer, resulting in her arrest.

Dragun was taken into custody and transported to the Miami Dade County Turner Gilford Knight Correctional Center charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer, misdemeanor disorderly conduct and misdemeanor battery on the hotel security officer. Dragun was released after posting the $2,000 bond.


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