Nowadays, aiming for viral videos can land you in a Miami jail.
In what appears to have been one of the stupidest ever attempts to go for viral glory and a great number of likes on social media, two Florida millennials had the brilliant plan this Tuesday to film themselves whilst harassing and insulting Burger King employees.
We are still not sure who came up with the idea, but according to police statements 20 year old Daniel Rodriguez and his partner in crime 26 year old Enrique Santana walked into the Burger King at 11595 SW 40th St. at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, and “in an attempt to garner likes or views on social media sites” began to cause a scene and harass both employees and customers.
Now here comes the twist. Burger King patron Jorge Rodriguez (not related to the former), who, in fear of a robbery keeps a machete against the outer wall of the restaurant, assumed that a criminal act was underway and grabbed his weapon.
Then when the pair of youngsters left the store continuing to yell expletives, police declared that the store patron followed them to their Volkswagen Jetta parked in the lot. As they saw the local Burger King patron, one of the two apparently yelled ‘shoot him’ and a black firearm was pulled. Mr Rodriguez then went to his own car and also pulled out a firearm. The standoff went on for a while and the Burger King patron ended up getting shot at. In the end the youngsters drove off though.
The fast food chain’s employees had in the meantime notified the police who arrived ten minutes later.
And, in utter stupidity or probably because they felt their video needed some more editing or a second take, so did the youngsters in their Volkswagen Jetta. Of course they were promptly arrested.
Both gentlemen were taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and denied bail. We are quite sure that their artistic efforts to boost facebook likes won’t be missed too much.