Woman Shoots, Kills Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt Mishap
A 19 year-old Minnesota woman has been arrested and charged with killing her boyfriend after the two young geniuses performed a ridiculous stunt for their YouTube channel – all in the hopes of racking up more subscribers.
WTH were you thinking?
The video stunt involved the boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, holding a hardcover encyclopedia in front of his chest while his girlfriend fired a .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol at the book. Imagine their shock when the encyclopedia failed to stop the bullet.
The woman who pulled the trigger, Monalisa Perez, claimed in a tweet prior to the stunt that the video was her boyfriend’s idea, and not hers. According to friends, the young couple were obsessed with the number of subscribers they attracted to their YouTube channel.
Perez announced to their online fans that something big was coming:
Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever.
She forgot to add “no pun intended.” Perez, who has a 3 year-old daughter with the now deceased Ruiz, and pregnant with their second child, excitedly told him in their last YouTube video:
Imagine when we have 300,000 subscribers. They’ll be like, ‘Oh my god, hi!’ Ruiz responded, I told them the bigger we get, I’ll be throwing parties. It’s a small town, why not?
Well, because you’ll be dead, dude. Now, the young mother will have to explain to her children what happened to daddy. She’ll also have to explain to them what a Darwin Award finalist is, because she and her deceased boyfriend both qualify for 2017’s award.
It appears the couple did little research before attempting the stunt, a miscalculation that signed Pedro’s death certificate the moment they came up with the idea.
Perez could now face up to 10 years in prison, as well as likely losing custody of her young children.