Shaman Admits To Some Vandalism Of Popular YouTuber's House

'I actually picked up the lid that covers the water ... and threw it through the window that he streams out of'

Shaman Admits To Some Vandalism Of Popular YouTuber's House

Ryan Arthur DiLiello, who adopted the moniker "Flaming Star" and refers to himself as a professional shaman, denied spray painting the house of veteran YouTuber Steven Williams, who goes by the handle Boogie2988, though admitted to vandalizing his lawn and one window on the property.

DeLiello was featured in Williams' 2023 documentary The Dark, Sad Life of Boogie2988 by YouTuber Mike Clum, which details the veteran YouTuber's career decline and personal struggles. In the documentary, DeLiello facilitates and supervised a psilocybin "magic" mushrooms session with Williams.

The two reportedly maintained association as DiLiello provided weight loss coaching and offered to catalog and purchase Williams' Magic the Gathering card collection over a three-day period.

Last Wednesday, Williams revealed his house and roommate's car had been vandalized with spray paint.

Williams said he believed the property damage had been caused by DiLiello as the two had a recent falling out over the card collection, along with DiLiello's alleged abuse of the veteran YouTuber's elderly dog.

DiLiello, who claims to be a Chief of a Native American tribe, participated in a Sunday interview with YouTuber LunarParks, and dispelled Williams' claims.

"That never happened," DiLiello said of his alleged animal abuse.

The shaman, who also refers to himself as a financial guru and claims to have made $5.3 billion in his lifetime, said Williams approached him for financial advice and offered to sell his Magic the Gathering card collection for $100,000 after his work on the documentary.

The two reportedly signed a hand-written contract, which Williams showed in an early February episode of his podcast, LolcowLive.

"This is a letter of intent. [I], Ryan, will take the agreed upon collection cards, whose value is estimated value of $100,000, and have them itemized and evaluated," the hand-written contract reads. "Then, when a full catalogue is presented to the owner, Steven Williams, the cards will be purchased at the evaluated price."

The handwritten document went on to note both parties would consent to the transaction based on the cards' evaluation.

"If the cards are not evaluated in one month time, by Feb. 16th, the cards will be returned," the contract continued. "If the cards are not returned, the value of $100k will be payed  [sic]to the owner."

The contract appeared to have red marking towards the bottom by DiLiello's signature, which the shaman said was his blood.


DiLiello claimed Williams involved a "city employee" named Glenn, who is a mutual associate of Williams and DiLiello, saying the cards had been stolen from his truck before stating he had reached out to his attorney for legal action. DiLiello also claimed his tribe would sue Glenn over the alleged theft.

"The guy just straight up jacked the s--- out of my truck and said 'f--- you' after he did it," DiLiello said.

DiLiello then took issue with his appearance in Clum's documentary and claimed he was unaware of his involvement in the filming.

"I didn't know I was being recorded," DiLiello said, adding he had opened a separate lawsuit against Clum. "They have profiteered off of me immensely, and then trashed me online."

Williams tipped the shaman $100 for his psilocybin "magic" mushrooms session in the documentary, according to DiLiello, who said he does not charge for his services. DiLiello also claimed to have provided his "magic" mushroom therapy service to Williams' girlfriend, Dezi.

DiLiello, who said he was kicked out of the veteran YouTuber's house after the alleged dog abuse, went on to claim Williams owed him a total over $100,000 for his weight loss coaching and financial advisement services.

"You really think I would do that as a federally licensed shaman?" DiLiello said of the alleged abuse of Williams' dog. "So that voids $100,000 contract because I yell at your dog? So that gives the right to the guy, who works for the city of Fayetteville, to commit grand larceny and steal it out of the back of my truck?"

The shaman then addressed Williams' vandalism accusations and admitted to throwing the lid from a water meter through a window on Williams' property.

"I actually picked up the lid that covers the water ... and threw it through the window that he streams out of," DiLiello said. "Threw it through the window, hoping that [Williams] was sitting there."

"Then I backed my truck up to his front door and peeled out with my truck from the front door all the way to the f---ing street," DiLiello continued. "Ruined his lawn."

Williams, who was in Ohio during the incident, shared a photo of the damaged window, which was provided by his roommate, in a Sunday afternoon X post.

DiLiello claimed to have been involved in a car accident on the way home from Williams' house after the alleged vandalism, adding he received a call from the Fayetteville police sergeant regarding "criminal mischief." The shaman then said he told the sergeant that the veteran YouTuber owed him and his tribe $127,000 for products used during his time at Williams' house.

Although DiLiello admitted to vandalizing Williams' window and lawn, the shaman said someone else was responsible for the spray-painting damage.

"Why would somebody firebomb the house, throw a f---ing thing through the f---ing window, peel out from the door to the driveway, and then the house gets spray painted and the car gets spray painted," DiLiello said, appearing to suggest Williams' deserved the vandalism. "People don't do that if they didn't do anything wrong."

DiLiello said Williams' safety was in danger because 1,700 families would not have the financial resources to plant seeds on St. Patrick's Day.

"My name is Chief Flaming Star of the Cherokee tribe known as Cherokee," DeLiello said in the interview. "My band is an intricate group of people that heal others. I hope that my story inspires you to be better and greater than who you actually are. Know this: You have to go through the darkest trials of your life in order for you to ever stand truly into the light."

"May the positive vibrations of the universe forever be in your favor," he added.

The veteran YouTuber commented on the interview shortly after it was posted.

"Oh my god thank you for doing this!" Williams wrote. "It should be readily apparent to anyone that listens to this how unwell this man is. I can’t believe he said some of this crazy shit when he knew he was being recorded."

"If this doesn’t show people what i have been dealing with I don’t know what else would," he added.

Williams said a warrant for DiLiello's arrest would likely be issued following his interview.

Damage to Williams' property is reportedly $1,800, according to the veteran YouTuber.

In 2014, DiLiello was arrested in Washington County, Arkansas for domestic battery in the 3rd degree.

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