So you're sitting in a park, minding your own business. It's a nice day. Other people are out there with their kids. Maybe your kids are playing with their kids. Suddenly a van screeches to a stop by the kids. A masked men leaps out, grab one of the toddlers, and runs back to the van, then the van rockets off. What do you do?
VIDEO: Outrage as parents fake child abduction in U.S. park
In Washington State, a trio of dumbasses decided to stage a kidnapping in the public park just to film other peoples' reactions. And as the video at the link above shows, they're actually proud of the fact that they got a lot of other parents and their kids upset. (Gotta get your fifteen minutes of fame somehow, right?)
Lucky for these dim bulbs, there was no one there with a concealed carry permit. And at the end of the video, a man speaking to them, either a police officer or an outraged parent--it's not clear which--tells them straight up "I was fully prepared to kill whoever was in the front seat of that van."
I think that a lot of us, in that same situation, would have reacted similarly.
Talk about dodging a bullet. These idiots claim that they did it to "raise public awareness..." but if you look at their Youtube channel, (and I won't dignify them with a link) they've made several others where they "prank" unsuspecting people, including a fake robbery, another fake abduction and apparently even a couple where they randomly fart at people. So they're just jerks trying to get reactions out of people. They need to be charged criminally for this one, IMHO.
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