Man Carries RPG Down Arizona Street To ‘Test Police Response’ [VIDEO]
There are bad ideas, and then there are really bad ideas. This one falls in the latter of those categories, an Arizona man was arrested after creating a YouTube video to “test police response.”
What was the video of? His nephew walking around a busy Arizona intersection, dressed “like a terrorist” and carrying what looked like a rocket propelled grenade.
According to New York Daily News, the guy’s idea spawned from the Dark Knight Massacre in Aurora. The 39-year-old convinced his 16-year-old nephew to pull the stunt while he filmed it. He claims he wanted to see how quickly police would respond to a terrorist threat and how safe his town really was.
In the video he claims it took 15 minutes for an officer to challenge the RPG-toting teen, and take him into custody.
He may have thought he was doing the public a favor, but police didn’t see it that way. He was charged with knowingly giving a false impression of a terrorist act, endangerment, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and misconduct involving a simulated explosive. He could go to prison for four years, but his nephew was not charged with anything.
What on earth would make anyone think this is a good idea?! Watch the video he created below.
And remember, if your uncle ever asks you to carry what looks like an explosive device so he can make an Internet video, you should probably cross him off of your Christmas card list.
On a side note, what is the point of going through the hassle of using a voice changer and trying to hide your identity if you are posting the video to your YouTube account?!