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Fri Dec 21, 2018, 07:30 PM

Viral glitter bomb video featured fake thieves, creator admits in apology

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/12/21/viral-glitter-bomb-video-featured-fake-thieves-creator-says/2389954002/

The creator of a viral prank video which claimed to shame porch thieves using a high-tech glitter bomb has admitted that some of the reactions in the video were faked.

Mark Rober, the video's creator and an engineer who's worked on NASA's Curiosity Rover, tweeted Thursday that he had removed portions of the video after learning they were staged.


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When I watched this video, I asked, "Why didn't he show the faces of the thieves?" The reason why is because they weren't thieves.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 07:32 PM

1. Of course it did

Anything that well documented pretty much has to be staged.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 07:45 PM

2. What's the cost of the four phones used in the box

Theft of those alone would be worth more than the average Amazon delivery they typically score.

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Response to Beakybird (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 08:36 PM

3. Only 2 of the 5 were 'fake'...

it looks more like he was scammed by a friend-of-a-friend that agreed to put the box on their porch, and then had a few of his own friends 'steal' it so they could get the cash that had been offered for a successful recovery. He removed those two from the video; the 3 that remain were actual crooks.

He didn't show the faces because if he did he might have been subject to lawsuits from the thieves, like a LOT of other news footage that we see.

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