Dumb College Kids Play a 'Hilarious' Prank That Almost Kills a Woman

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prankIt's that time of year again! We're all going back to school, and for two kids at St. Leo University, it was also a great time to play a prank. Oh and what's funnier than putting furniture polish/oil on a floor and watching people fall?

Now Tyler Slaveski and Ryan Tannenbaum, both 18, owe a large fine and may face up to a year in jail after their "prank" landed a girl on crutches in the ER with a bruised lower back and a possible concussion.

Nice job, geniuses.

College is supposed to be a great time to grow up, but this is a little extreme. No one expects 18-year-olds to be full mature, but these boys sounds like they need to go back to middle school.

In some ways I feel for them. To be a criminal, it seems "malice" should be part of the equation. My guess is neither of these kids meant to really hurt anyone. They have probably seen too many YouTube videos of people falling and expected humor, not hospitalization.

Well guess what? This kind of idiocy is criminal, too. Just because a person isn't capable of thinking fully about the consequences of his or her actions because they are stunningly immature doesn't get them off the hook so easily. You're still responsible for your actions.

"Pranks" are only funny when they're harmless. This wasn't harmless at all. If I were that girl, I wouldn't be laughing. She was just trying to start school, probably annoyed she was on crutches, and then boom! Because of their idiocy she is in even worse shape.

That's not funny. That's not a "prank." That's a crime. And a super stupid one at that. Is there a stupidity charge? If not, there should be.

Do you think these kids should be charged?


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elle7777 elle7777

Of course they should be charged. They're 18 not 8! They should be responsible for all medical bills, plus a few thousand for pain and suffering/stupid tax imo.

cmjaz cmjaz

I don't think they should ruin their lives by having a criminal record but they do need to pay up.

jenni... jennifer2712

Omg almost killed a woman my ass!

Flori... Floridamom96

Oh get a grip. She bumped her head and got a bruise on her back. Overreact much?

nonmember avatar phoenix

Floridamom, a concusion is not a "bump on the head" and a bruised lower back when you are already on crutches and putting more strain on your back can be very painful.

And yes, she could have been very seriously hurt- being on crutches means your center of balance is off, she easily could have hit her head enough to crack her skull or cause serious neck or back injury.

You would have thought the second these idiots saw someone on CRUTCHES they would have tried to stop things.

count... countrygirl670

Yeah phoenix, and being on crutches meant her hands and arms weren't really available to help break her fall or to protect her head.  She very well could have been killed.  If that were my daughter, I would want those kids criminally prosecuted.  Because they did know someone could fall- wasn't that their goal?  The fact that they were too stupid to envision the spectrum of possible injuries is inconsequential to me.

Flori... Floridamom96

I've actually read several of the original stories out of Florida. They all say she got a bruise on her lower back (not a bruised lower back), could possibly have a concussion, and that she sought treatment at an urgent care center (aka a walk in clinic). All of which sounds terribly frightening (albeit untrue) when you write up the way Sasha did. Never, ever take The Stir writers at face value. Always find out for yourself if what they are saying is accurate or just their exaggerated version (it's usually the latter).

Think... ThinkingK

They need to be punished. Stupidity is no excuse for the pain and suffering they caused this woman.

nonmember avatar tigerese

So funny. What a prank. Just like tossing a shopping cart off of a balcony. Oh, wait. No big deal for some people.

Readi... ReadingIsSexy27

I agree they need to pay up, and  do some community service (maybe they can be this girls slave for a month of two??haha ). But to criminally prosecute them, and stick them in jail?  WAY over reacting.  I feel badly for the girl who fell, but she got a bruise on her back and hit her head.  This article exaggerated the story to the max. 

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