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FULL INTERVIEW: Zombie attack filmmakers pick wrong man for second prank
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The victim of a prank turns the tables on his pranksters. His reaction was not what was expected.
You might say they're infamous on YouTube for their Miami zombie attack prank. But this time they picked the wrong guy. A Boca Raton man lashed out at the duo after he became they latest victim.
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It's hard to believe the two guys would pick 51-year-old Andre Brown. The six-foot-two Army veteran wasn't too happy when he discovered the whole thing was a prank. Now the YouTube sensations are facing charges that could put them behind bars for a long time.
It's the last thing Andre Brown was expecting as he walked out to the parking lot next to his office in Boca Raton. A man putting down a suitcase claiming there's a bomb inside.
Andre Brown: He takes because he sets it down he's on the phone. He's like we've got 60 seconds it's gonna blow.
Brown is the latest victim of two filmmakers known for their "Miami Zombie Attack prank." 20-year-old Jonathan Vanegas and Vitaly Zdorovetskiy both from Delray Beach, spending some time in
the Palm Beach County Jail after Brown turns the table on the pranksters.
CBS 12: What did you think when you found out this was a prank?
Andre Brown: That really got me. I was upset.
Upset to say the least. Brown goes after Zdoretskiy and Vanegas. Brown said he was concerned about the briefcase and yelled for someone to call police. That's when Zdorovetskiy picked up the camera and started running toward Palmetto Park Road behind this Publix store.
Sandra Boonenberg/Boca Raton Police Dept: In this day and age it's like going to an airport and saying something about a bomb those are things you don't do.
Now the men are charged with possession of a hoax bomb and face up to 10 years behind bars. Brown just hopes they're days of pulling pranks are over.
Andre Brown: I really don't want to see them get 10 years but they need to learn a lesson.
Vanegas spent Friday night in the Palm Beach County Jail, and Zdorovetskiy turned himself in to Boca Raton police last night.
At last check their latest YouTube video had nearly 158,000 views.
Tuesday, July 17 2012, 06:51 PM EDT
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