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Break Gun Safety Rules?
« on: 28 Jun 2017 - 12:09:42 »
Its Bad.  People Die.  Don't do it.


Charges: YouTube stunt with gun leaves boyfriend dead
Posted: Jun 28 2017 09:56AM CDT
Updated: Jun 28 2017 11:36AM CDT

HALSTAD, Minn. (KMSP) - In what family members describe as a YouTube stunt gone wrong, a 22-year-old man from Halstad, Minnesota is dead and his pregnant girlfriend is charged with manslaughter.

Around 6:30 p.m. Monday night, Norman County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 500 block of U.S. Highway 75 on a report of a shooting. Live-saving efforts were made and a medical helicopter was called, but 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ruiz’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Monalisa Perez, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. According to the criminal complaint, Perez said Ruiz wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting into a book held to his chest, and he believed the book would stop the bullet. Ruiz convinced Perez to participate in the stunt by showing her a different book he had shot, and the bullet did not go all the way through.

Perez told investigators she fired a 50 caliber handgun from about one foot away while Ruiz held the book to his chest. The book did not stop the bullet, and Ruiz was killed by a single gunshot wound to his chest.

Ruiz’s aunt told Valley News Live that the couple had been trying to get famous on YouTube, and their pranks were escalating. Other pranks the couple posted to YouTube included sneaking a hot pepper into a sandwich and putting baby powder on a doughnut.

"He had told me about an idea. I said, don't do it, don't do it,” Claudia Ruiz said. “Why are you going to use a gun? Why?”

Perez told investigators the shooting was captured on video. She pointed out two GoPro cameras that had been set up -- one on the back of a car and one on a ladder. Deputies seized the cameras as evidence.

Perez will make an initial appearance in Norman County District Court via interactive TV on Wednesday afternoon.

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Re: Break Gun Safety Rules?
« Reply #1 on: 28 Jun 2017 - 13:10:12 »
Sounds like a suicide plot to me. He couldnt do it himself so he has someone else do it for him, without letting them know what his plans were.

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Re: Break Gun Safety Rules?
« Reply #2 on: 05 Jul 2017 - 09:11:34 »
used to be somebody around here would say something about stupid games and stupid prizes. kind of miss him if he's reading this. 
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Re: Break Gun Safety Rules?
« Reply #3 on: 06 Jul 2017 - 08:39:34 »
used to be somebody around here would say something about stupid games and stupid prizes. kind of miss him if he's reading this.

You mean....."play stupid games, win stupid prizes!"

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