Thursday, April 17, 2014

Video of Fake Child Abduction in Washington Triggers Outrage

Posted By on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Residents of the Washington community of Sequim went off the boil this week when they learned that what appeared to be a child abduction in a neighborhood park was a YouTube stunt. And after a video of the fake abduction aired this morning on NBC's Today Show, the two men who admitted to the stunt may want to go away for awhile ... but only after law enforcement has decided what to do with the thugs.

In fact, the pair have pulled previous brazen stunts before for their YouTube channel, including a fake armed robbery.

The Peninsula Daily News reports that the two could be charged with dangerous conduct or failing to obtain a permit for their latest episode. The two brothers from Port Angeles, Wash. posted their video April 15, claiming responsibility for their latest stunt, which unnerved several parents who watched what appeared to be a real kidnapping. It turns out that the child that was taken was the son of one of the suspects.

The two men insist that their video should serve as a warning to parents, but moments later, they also said that they really hadn't planned out the stunt.

"We called the cops before hand to let them know what we were doing," said one of the men.

But that was news to a Sequim policeman who stopped the van moments after the incident.

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