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'Personally invasive': Inside the viral world of Baltimore's 'Plainpotatoess,' who is facing criminal charges

'Personally invasive': Inside the viral world of Baltimore's 'Plainpotatoess,' who is facing criminal charges

When Baltimore resident Marquel Carter assumes his viral internet persona called “Plainpotatoess,” he has two goals — to push people to their limits and to catch it on video for his popular social media accounts.

In one clip posted to the “Plainpotatoess” Instagram account, Carter appears to crash a wedding and steal drinks from guests. In another video, he follows people down a sidewalk, telling them their breath stinks and handing them a toothbrush. Some of the videos end with Carter being removed from businesses or, in one case, physically attacked.

The 20-year-old’s antics have attracted hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook over the past...

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