"What would you do if you walked into a murder in progress?" That's the question behind the latest viral video. Two guys set up the scary scenario in a building elevator where one pretends to strangle the other with a red cord. It's a shocking scene to walk into. The only thing more surprising is how people reacted. From the woman who tried to beat the attacker with a bunch of roses to the man who just calmly snapped pictures with his iPhone -- you won't believe how this gruesome prank plays out. Check it out.
I assumed that everyone would just run away. Who could blame them? If a crazy man is brazen enough to murder someone in an elevator, what would stop him from turning his sights to you? And yes, when the doors opened to reveal someone being killed, many people did flee. But many more did not. They actually put their lives at risk to try to stop the crime. The most gutsy had to be the little old lady who beat off the attacker with a newly purchased bouquet of roses or the lady who started pummeling the "bad guy" with her shopping bags. Another man got inventive, grabbing a fire extinguisher and spraying him. It was both crazy and inspiring.
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This totally renewed my faith in the goodness of other human beings. I can’t imagine stumbling across that terrifying scene and my first instinct being to beat off a killer. Honestly, I can't believe someone didn't have a heart attack. How amazing is that superhero instinct from people you would never imagine stepping in -- little old ladies, petite women, elderly men. I hope they at least replaced that woman's flowers and treated her to a massage.
Of course, there were those who screamed and took off (presumably to get help), though I was completely unnerved by the guy who just stands there calmly either taking photos of what was going down on his iPhone. That was just disturbing. Perhaps he would say he was doing it to show police, but I am sure the guy being mercilessly murdered would have appreciated a call to the cops before any evidence gathering. In any case, it's a mesmerizing social experiment you won't want to miss.
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What would you do?
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside