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'Zombie' pranksters arrested for bomb hoax

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Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (L), Jonathan Venegas Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (L), Jonathan Venegas

Two South Florida filmmakers best known for a "zombie attack" joke video that went viral on YouTube were arrested this week for their latest prank.

The Florida Sun-Sentinel
reports Vitaly Zdorovetskiy and Jonathan Vanegas, both 20, face charges of possessing a fake bomb and making a bomb threat.

In a stunt called "Russian Hitman Prank Gone Wrong," one member of the duo tells an unsuspecting man he has 60 seconds to get away from a briefcase in a store parking lot.

The man at first runs, but when he learns the situation is a hoax on video, he angrily attacks the filmmakers.

"You trying to get a laugh?" shouts hoax victim Andre Brown on the video. "I'm not a motherf----- you laugh at!"

Brown continued shouting, as Zdorovetskiy weakly apologizes. At the end of the video, the filmmaker tells his partner, "We got to go."

But someone had already called the police, who brought the bomb squad and arrested Vanegas. Zdorovetskiy fled the scene, so police seized his car. He later turned himself in.

It's not the first time Zdorovetskiy has been arrested for one of his prank videos. He was cuffed for impersonating an officer conducting fake DUI checks on random people. That case was not prosecuted, the paper said.


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