Sweep spoke with KTNV-TV in a jailhouse interview, and said he believed the two were kept in jail because they are YouTubers.
“If I wasn’t a YouTuber ... I’m just here for trespassing and I think it's not normal for such a small thing,” he said.
The arrests come a week before the "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" Facebook event set for Sept. 20. Started by a college student as a joke, the event quickly went viral and attracted RSVPs from 2 million "attendees," the Post reported.
However, Sweep told KTNV-TV that "storming" Area 51 wasn't their intention.
“We didn’t have any intention to storm it because we leave one day before the actual storming dates, and we just wanted to make -- to go there,” Sweep said.
The men were each released Thursday on $500 bail, the Nye County Sheriff's Office said. They're scheduled to appear in court Monday.