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VIDEO: ‘Elevator Murder Experiment’ Goes Viral
Time ^ | March 07, 2013 | Erica Ho

Posted on 03/10/2013 10:01:50 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

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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 didn’t even see the attempted homicide and walk way. One man is shown to be recording the footage, although it’s not clear whether his reaction — or really, any of the reactions — is staged.

That’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsfeed.time.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: ad; psychology; viralvideo

1 posted on 03/10/2013 10:01:50 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

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.


2 posted on 03/10/2013 10:03:59 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: JerseyanExile

If anyone had been armed this would not have been funny


3 posted on 03/10/2013 10:04:50 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JerseyanExile
around here, it's a good way to get shot...
4 posted on 03/10/2013 10:04:55 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chris37
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.

My first thought exactly.

5 posted on 03/10/2013 10:06:44 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: JerseyanExile

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....)


6 posted on 03/10/2013 10:11:28 AM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: JerseyanExile

I wouldn’t get on the elevator!


7 posted on 03/10/2013 10:12:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: yldstrk

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.


8 posted on 03/10/2013 10:13:06 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: JerseyanExile

OH A RIOT, till they run into a CCW?


9 posted on 03/10/2013 10:13:18 AM PDT by nomad
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To: JerseyanExile

Depending on who’s getting strangled, my question might be: “You need some help with that”?


10 posted on 03/10/2013 10:13:33 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: yldstrk
If anyone had been armed this would not have been funny

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.

11 posted on 03/10/2013 10:13:34 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: chris37
"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."

Not possible. NYC is a Gun Free Zone for civilians. Also a Big Gulp Free zone too.

12 posted on 03/10/2013 10:14:07 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: JerseyanExile
According to some of the comments on YT and the original link, this is a promo for an upcoming movie.

Everyone involved is an actor.

13 posted on 03/10/2013 10:15:16 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: JerseyanExile
I personally think the whole thing is a fake publicity stunt.

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.

14 posted on 03/10/2013 10:17:03 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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?


15 posted on 03/10/2013 10:21:23 AM PDT by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: JerseyanExile

So what happens when I pull my weapon and save the person.. You end up with a dead actor!


16 posted on 03/10/2013 10:29:58 AM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: satan69

Well, it’s a start.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 10:31:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: JerseyanExile
My first thought was that this was incredibly stupid as something could have gone horribly wrong.

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.

18 posted on 03/10/2013 10:32:59 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: JerseyanExile
Was the "victim" wearing a vote Obama campaign button? It makes a difference, you know.
19 posted on 03/10/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: JerseyanExile
Whoa. That was a really dangerous thing to do.

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!

20 posted on 03/10/2013 10:43:45 AM PDT by Gritty (Necessity is the plea for every infringement of freedom; it is the argument of tyrants-PM Wm Pitt)
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To: yldstrk
"anyone had been armed..."

Not to worry. This was in New York.

21 posted on 03/10/2013 10:44:26 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Interesting.


22 posted on 03/10/2013 11:12:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: JerseyanExile

My first thought was that they’d better not try it in a conceal-carry state.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Hardraade

“Depending on who’s getting strangled, my question might be: “You need some help with that”?”

I’m going to be laughing at that one for a long time and each time that I think about it!


24 posted on 03/10/2013 11:13:19 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Gritty

No no, the whole thing was fake. Everyone was an actor, including those who “came upon the scene.”

Do you know how many lawsuits there would be if they really did that? And of course, the danger of someone killing one of the guys? All fake.


25 posted on 03/10/2013 11:28:57 AM PDT by rudabaga
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To: JerseyanExile

Um this is insanely stupid. Good way for someone to get killed. Moronic.


26 posted on 03/10/2013 11:53:34 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.b)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Just because something has a law against it does not mean that it ceases to exist or ceases to occur.


27 posted on 03/10/2013 11:57:55 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yep...I suspect the whole thing is set up with willing actors. Someone would have called 911 and the cops would have showed.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 12:02:07 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: chris37
"Just because something has a law against it does not mean that it ceases to exist or ceases to occur."

Sorry but no, I talked with Mayor Bloomy and he assures me Mew York City is a Gun Free Zone for Civilians. Because...

He sez so!

29 posted on 03/10/2013 12:18:57 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: yldstrk

The only people armed in NYC would be criminals and they probably would have just taken the victim’s wallet.


30 posted on 03/10/2013 12:40:33 PM PDT by Bob
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To: JerseyanExile

Quickly (all same time!) Eyes, throat. Knock wrists of attacker toward the outside from the inside. Eyes, throat again and ribs. Sweep. Stomp.


31 posted on 03/10/2013 1:16:55 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: JerseyanExile
This was discussed on "Red Eye" the other night, and a couple of things were brought up as reasons this is probably fake. First off, they would have had to have screened the people "used" in the videos to make sure nobody was carrying a concealed handgun. Secondly, in a number of videos, you see people using their cell phones to make a call. This is a sure way to get arrested.

I say the whole thing is a fake.

Mark

32 posted on 03/10/2013 1:31:01 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Well, I suppose that is the case, I mean he is the god of New York after all.

I should probably be banned from planet Earth for blaspheming him :O


33 posted on 03/10/2013 1:50:05 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: JerseyanExile

I think the bystanders were all actors. All the responses were way too weak. the fire extinguisher spray looked fake too.


34 posted on 03/10/2013 6:27:21 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: JerseyanExile

Totally faked. Everybody gets that the ‘bystanders’ are paid actors who rehearsed their ‘reactions’ with the two guys, in front of 4 or 5 very large, obvious cameras, until the director liked the takes and paid all 20 or so actors? As long as you get that is all entirely ,fully faked, every second, then fine.


35 posted on 03/15/2013 12:19:01 PM PDT by scoo-b-dew
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To: JerseyanExile

I was walking to a football game and attempted to break up a fight. It turned out to be a mom attempting to subdue her autistic child. I congratulated her on looking really young.


36 posted on 03/15/2013 12:21:46 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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