Skip to comments.VIDEO: ‘Elevator Murder Experiment’ Goes Viral
Posted on 03/10/2013 10:01:50 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
What would you do if you accidentally stumbled upon a man getting strangled in an elevator?
If this video, produced by ad agency Thinkmodo, is any indication, most of us would pretend to look the other way. As a marketing stunt for a new action thriller, Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard, the company staged a mock murder-in-progress in a New York City elevator and films the reactions of unsuspecting people trying to board.
Though you have the odd person attempting to beat the attacker with a newspaper, some bystanders clearly pretend they didnt even see the attempted homicide and walk way. One man is shown to be recording the footage, although its not clear whether his reaction or really, any of the reactions is staged.
Thats not to say everyone is all bad. Some people clearly threaten to call 911 and one brave woman even tries to drag the victim away from the strangler.
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I wonder what would have happened if a bystander pulled out a pistol and shot the strangler to death in order to save his victim.
If anyone had been armed this would not have been funny
My first thought exactly.
I wonder what the outcome of this “experiment” would have been if it had taken place in any city in, say, Texas? (Yeah, we have elevators here....)
I wouldn’t get on the elevator!
No kidding. I wonder how many poeple just figured it was a joke. Now that this kind of thing is out it should be pretty easy to murder people in public.
OH A RIOT, till they run into a CCW?
Depending on who’s getting strangled, my question might be: “You need some help with that”?
They apparently thought they would be safe from this in NYC.
In my NYC days, I carried a knife in my pocket, which would have been embedded in the "attacker's" throat or kidney within a second of coming on the scene. This was a VERY stupid prank.
Not possible. NYC is a Gun Free Zone for civilians. Also a Big Gulp Free zone too.
Everyone involved is an actor.
But I wouldn't blame the girls or old people from turning away (and hopefully calling the police from a safe area) What could they possibly do to a large man except make themselves a victim also?
Unless you personally think you could take out the aggressor, the best course of action would be to retreat to a safe area and call the police, or call for the help of others larger than yourself that might be nearby.
I am proud of the ones who attacked and tried to come to the aid of the “victim.”
I wonder what they would have done if someone like me tried to take off the “attacker’s” head with his Size 11 EEs?
So what happens when I pull my weapon and save the person.. You end up with a dead actor!
Well, it’s a start.
On the other hand, I have trained members of my family to protect themselves and family members first, and remain uninvolved in any public incident unless they have complete knowledge of the individuals and facts regarding the incident, and even then, family members safety is the primary concern.
Because of liberal socialist politics, law, media and courts, in America, I am surprised anyone would take the risk to be involved in any way.
If I had been coming in the door, I would have treated the perp's head like a soccer ball. If I am any where as good as I used to be, my toe would be buried in his right eye socket before he saw it coming. Even if he managed to somehow duck, my second effort would have crushed his skull.
Stupid idiots. They were just begging to be part of a real tragedy!