A 20-year-old was shot and killed allegedly taking part in a “prank” theft that was being filmed for YouTube. Witnesses advised police that Timothy Wilks and a buddy had approached a gaggle of individuals exterior a family-friendly trampoline park in Nashville with giant knives. Wilks was then shot by a 23-year-old, who advised police that he had no concept it was a “joke” and that he had been performing in self-defense.
Wilks’ buddy advised officers the “joke” had been for a YouTube video. Nobody has been arrested for demise. A number of households had been contained in the City Air trampoline and journey park, which describes itself as “kid-friendly” and “household enjoyable,” on the time of the 9:20 pm capturing, native information outlet WKRN reported. Theft “prank movies” are comparatively frequent on YouTube, typically involving faux firearms, balaclavas, or hit-and-run automobiles.
Going Viral: When YouTube Stunts Flip Lethal YouTube bans harmful or dangerous jokes Some have hundreds of thousands of views, though a lot of them are faux, and all individuals are “inside” the video and performing on their facet. However YouTube launched guidelines outlawing harmful or threatening pranks two years in the past. This consists of “pranks that lead victims to worry imminent and critical bodily hazard or create critical emotional misery for minors.”
Threats with weapons and bogus robberies are particularly listed as crimes that may lead to elimination of the video.