‘TikTok Trickster’ arrested at UK Chandler Hospital


The Albert B. Chandler Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Laurel Swanz, Staff Reporter

A 54-year-old man known by law enforcement and media outlets across the country as the “TikTok Trickster” was arrested at UK Chandler Hospital on Friday, April 14, according to UK Police.

UK Police said Brenton Fillers, a resident of Alabama, was given this nickname for allegedly defrauding people on social media. 

Fillers was arrested on outstanding warrants from multiple states when UK Police responded to a report matching his description. 

According to UK Police, Fillers will be transported and booked into the Fayette County Detention Center pending an extradition hearing. He faces the following charges:

  • Aggravated sexual assault of a child in Texas.
  • Theft of property in Alabama.
  • Felony fraudulent use of a credit card in Arkansas.
  • Theft of a motor vehicle in Tennessee.
  • Potential additional charges in Kentucky.

“Today’s arrest demonstrates the importance of collaboration in law enforcement,” UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said. “We want to extend our thanks to the Somerset Police Department and the Baldwin County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office, who have assisted UK Police with the investigation.”