6 YouTube Stunts That Were Supposed to Be Entertaining, But Went Horribly Wrong

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The competition for fame on the Internet has hit an all-time high — stars like Jake Paul literally make a living simply by pranking their friends and vlogging about it. So, of course, everyone wants in on the action and comes up with CRAZY ideas to one-up their competition. Pranks are basically a surefire ways to get views, which is a blessing to some…but a curse to others.

Some people went WAY too far in the hopes of gaining notoriety online by being a prankster. We’re talking injuries, police involvement and even the loss of life. YouTube pranks are all fun and games… until someone gets hurt. Or, like, dies.


Fatal Blow

A few weeks ago, a vlogger and her boyfriend decided to pull an extremely dangerous YouTube stunt — they wanted to test out the theory that a super thick book could stop a bullet.

Pregnant 19-year-old MonaLisa Perez shot her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz, in the chest in front of her young daughter, killing him instantly. The teen was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Read more about it here.

Photo: YouTube

Peeping Tom

This vlogger thought it would be funny to "peek" into toilet stalls using the head of a mannequin. However, he and his cameraman picked the wrong guy to mess with. The man came out of the stall to scream at the boys, and proceeded to kick the door of their stall down. When it opened, they saw that he was holding a gun. He threatened them with it, but they escaped before the situation escalated any further.

Watch the video here.

Photo: YouTube

Ghosted

These pranksters decided to scare drivers by walking into the middle of a deserted road late at night. Many people on the road were successfully scared, and either stopped their cars or retreated in the other direction. One victim, however, didn't think the joke was all that funny — he kept driving, and hit the "ghost" with his vehicle! The prankster hurt his ankle, but didn't sustain any serious injuries.

Watch the video here.

Photo: YouTube

Stabbing and Chill?

Two boys walked around asking people whether they'd like to get stabbed. Virtually every person they spoke to had an aggressive response, but the worst came from one man who was twice their size! One of the boys asked the question, and the man dropped his phone call to handle the situation. He threw the people filming to the ground and started beating them up. Eventually, he'd had enough and walked away.

Watch the video here.

Photo: YouTube

Clowning Around

These three teen pranksters dressed up like creepy clowns and skeletons to pull their prank. They ran around in a park late at night, scaring walkers by pretending to slaughter their friends. Most people ran away scared, but one passerby whipped out a handgun on them. Even after the boys pulled off their masks and started begging for forgiveness, the man didn't back down. Eventually, the police arrived and diffused the situation. Fortunately, no one was harmed.

Watch the video here.

Photo: YouTube

Bad Idea

This idiot decided it would be a good idea to prank a U.S. army soldier by breaking into his house through a window, wearing a ski mask and toting a gun. As soon as the soldier saw him, he smashed a computer keyboard over his head and started beating him up. Eventually, he realized it was just a prank and let the man go. Nobody was seriously injured.

Watch the video here.

Photo: YouTube

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