Oct
11

Hidden camera gone wrong

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After the MMA drag queen beatdown, here’s another one. This time, not such a great ending.

A TV crew seems to be taping a hidden camera prank. The guy throws something on Mr. Baseball cap’s face and then runs. Stripe shirt sees it and “catches” the guy running… Now you can say what you want but that’s one hell of a kick. He’s an asshole for doing it but it is nicely done.

The crew comes running, trying to explain they’re filming for TV. Baseball cap then throws a tantrum, cusses out the guy and acts all street thug.

The part that really makes me shake my head:

Stripe shirt gets all excited that he’s gonna be on TV. Only then does he check how his victim is doing and “apologizes.”

I hope he saw some solid time behind bars for that. Doubt it though… Either way, he gets my vote for “Asshole of the month.”

UPDATE: This was shot in Charleroi, a city not so far from my place. One of the worst cities to live in over here, loads of crime. Anyway, seeing as this happened in Belgium, Stripe shirt will either not be prosecuted at all or get a slap on the wrist. Pfff…

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Comments

  1. Danny Young says:

    Wim,

    It is a nice Kick, but a way over reaction to nothing. Should I Punch-out out my Grandkids for spilling Milk? There is a lack of Discipline here, and of prespective. I do not agree with the Kickers decision or action.

    Danny

  2. Danny Young says:

    Wim,

    It is a nice Kick, but a way over reaction to nothing. Should I Punch-out out my Grandkids for spilling Milk? There is a lack of Discipline here, and of prespective. I do not agree with the Kickers decision or action.

    Danny

  3. shugyosha says:

    A question on Charleroi:

    it kinda, sorta looks from the short, sanitized article on Wikipedia, that the city has been falling on hard times since a bit after WWII. It would explain a couple of things, but I’m just curious. Am I reading it well?

    Keep well.

    PS: 30% unemployment? Really?

    • Wim says:

      Charleroi is pretty much the worst of the worst Belgium has to offer. All the old industry has left the region and nothing has come in its place. Lors of immigrants, corrupt politicians and no hope for improvement. Result: loads of crime.
      I once worked as a bouncer there, at a high school party. The kids were shooting up in the toilets, sniffing in another corner ans smoking weed all over. That kind of place.

      30% sounds about right. It could be more by now. If you recall the discussion on the List when I mentioned three generations of non-stop unemployment in a family, that’s the place you’ll find it.

  4. shugyosha says:

    A question on Charleroi:

    it kinda, sorta looks from the short, sanitized article on Wikipedia, that the city has been falling on hard times since a bit after WWII. It would explain a couple of things, but I’m just curious. Am I reading it well?

    Keep well.

    PS: 30% unemployment? Really?

    • Wim says:

      Charleroi is pretty much the worst of the worst Belgium has to offer. All the old industry has left the region and nothing has come in its place. Lors of immigrants, corrupt politicians and no hope for improvement. Result: loads of crime.
      I once worked as a bouncer there, at a high school party. The kids were shooting up in the toilets, sniffing in another corner ans smoking weed all over. That kind of place.

      30% sounds about right. It could be more by now. If you recall the discussion on the List when I mentioned three generations of non-stop unemployment in a family, that’s the place you’ll find it.

  5. That’s the problem with a lot of training. No situational reactions built

    Blame the guy all you want but blame the instructor as well

    Rick

  6. That’s the problem with a lot of training. No situational reactions built

    Blame the guy all you want but blame the instructor as well

    Rick

  7. Clint O says:

    Doesnt matter to me either way, but I will make this one comment. Do not do something unless you are willing to shit your front teeth the next morning. I worked in some clubs that touching a persons hat could get you killed. Just an observation

  8. Clint O says:

    Doesnt matter to me either way, but I will make this one comment. Do not do something unless you are willing to shit your front teeth the next morning. I worked in some clubs that touching a persons hat could get you killed. Just an observation

  9. David Young says:

    Stripe shirt definately overreacted, and was pretty heartless after he found out it was all a mistake, but some of the fault has to lie with the film crew. Selecting random strangers on the street to prank and hoping that they take it well doesn`t sound like the most well thought out strategy. Wasn`t there a case in Russia a couple years ago where someone got shot filming a similar type of prank show?

    • Wim says:

      No idea David, haven’t seen that one. I agree, the crew did a really stupid prank. But still, it didn’t warrant the result that came out of it. If I’d go around kicking people every time they pissed me off, I’d be reaaaaaaaaaaal busy… :-)

  10. David Young says:

    Stripe shirt definately overreacted, and was pretty heartless after he found out it was all a mistake, but some of the fault has to lie with the film crew. Selecting random strangers on the street to prank and hoping that they take it well doesn`t sound like the most well thought out strategy. Wasn`t there a case in Russia a couple years ago where someone got shot filming a similar type of prank show?

    • Wim says:

      No idea David, haven’t seen that one. I agree, the crew did a really stupid prank. But still, it didn’t warrant the result that came out of it. If I’d go around kicking people every time they pissed me off, I’d be reaaaaaaaaaaal busy… :-)

  11. Jagwa says:

    They obviously didn’t know Charleroi city zoo… Now, I guess they do :)

  12. Jagwa says:

    They obviously didn’t know Charleroi city zoo… Now, I guess they do :)

  13. Paul says:

    I couldn’t hear the audio on this pc so I may have missed something, but while striped shirt guy might have overdone it I can’t help but think that you’d be less critical of him if it hadn’t been a tv prank.
    The media are often complaining that people wont step in to help strangers these days, but this guy has stopped someone from running away after he assaulted someone else.
    He probably could have stopped the runner in a different way.
    He probably should have been more sympathetic to the prankster afterwards.
    But in a city riddled with crime he intervened in what appeared to be a crime.

    When did attacking people become funny? If the law was to get involved I’d rather they investigated the people attacking random strangers for fun, and promoting it as funny to the viewing public.

    • Wim says:

      Paul,
      Take another look at the clip. He didn’t prevent a criminal from fleeing. He didn’t see anything happen: When he turned around, all he saw was the actor running away from his friend. Based on that and nothing else, he decked the actor the way he did. He didn’t intervene in what appeared to be a crime at all.
      For the record: I thought the prank was tasteless and stupid. But throwing a net on somebody and running away is not an attack. It’s not like the “victim” received any form of bodily harm.

  14. Paul says:

    I couldn’t hear the audio on this pc so I may have missed something, but while striped shirt guy might have overdone it I can’t help but think that you’d be less critical of him if it hadn’t been a tv prank.
    The media are often complaining that people wont step in to help strangers these days, but this guy has stopped someone from running away after he assaulted someone else.
    He probably could have stopped the runner in a different way.
    He probably should have been more sympathetic to the prankster afterwards.
    But in a city riddled with crime he intervened in what appeared to be a crime.

    When did attacking people become funny? If the law was to get involved I’d rather they investigated the people attacking random strangers for fun, and promoting it as funny to the viewing public.

    • Wim says:

      Paul,
      Take another look at the clip. He didn’t prevent a criminal from fleeing. He didn’t see anything happen: When he turned around, all he saw was the actor running away from his friend. Based on that and nothing else, he decked the actor the way he did. He didn’t intervene in what appeared to be a crime at all.
      For the record: I thought the prank was tasteless and stupid. But throwing a net on somebody and running away is not an attack. It’s not like the “victim” received any form of bodily harm.

  15. Pablo says:

    Are you serious? Jail time. What a perfect reaction to A. A possible felon being chased. B. Another irresponsible attempt to humiliate strangers.
    This guy needs a medal.

    • Wim says:

      Pablo, yes I’m serious.
      A. doesn’t give you the right to kick people in the head here in Belgium. Also, the key word is “possible” felon: he kicked the guy without having seen *anything*. For all he knew, the guy was running *away* from something.
      B. I agree up to a point. It’s a stupid prank, for sure. But if I drop kicked everybody who did stupid things, It’d be a full time job. And it still doesn’t give you the right to kick somebody like that.
      The guy is just another asshole who sees an opportunity to get a free kick in. I’ve met his ilk too many times when I was in Charleroi to see it any other way. I’d love to hear about your experience in visiting that fair city…

  16. Pablo says:

    Are you serious? Jail time. What a perfect reaction to A. A possible felon being chased. B. Another irresponsible attempt to humiliate strangers.
    This guy needs a medal.

    • Wim says:

      Pablo, yes I’m serious.
      A. doesn’t give you the right to kick people in the head here in Belgium. Also, the key word is “possible” felon: he kicked the guy without having seen *anything*. For all he knew, the guy was running *away* from something.
      B. I agree up to a point. It’s a stupid prank, for sure. But if I drop kicked everybody who did stupid things, It’d be a full time job. And it still doesn’t give you the right to kick somebody like that.
      The guy is just another asshole who sees an opportunity to get a free kick in. I’ve met his ilk too many times when I was in Charleroi to see it any other way. I’d love to hear about your experience in visiting that fair city…

  17. Raul says:

    Hi, just my opinion… as the others.
    But I think that the truth is in the eye of the beholder…
    And obviously no one but the TV staff knew about it…
    You say that the city is very dangerous…
    What would happened if this “thief” stabbed someone?
    This guy could have been a hero that day in the news channel.
    Now… we know that it was a prank… and a kick to the head seems to be just a stupid way to stop someone that was running… we know that police won’t do a thing… maybe he felt that he could help?
    This guy couldn’t know the truth.. but comon sense says that someone supicious (he has sun glasses) running after being chased means that something bad had just happened.
    I can’t blame this guy for kicking him… and honestly … I think that SOME TV pranks deserve that… they are playing with fire in a dangerous city.
    Would you smile after they made you believe you were in real danger?
    anyway… the kick was outstanding..haha

    • Wim says:

      Hi Raul,
      I agree ,the prank was stupid. but like I said before, if you have to kick everybody for every time they do something stupid, you’ll be at it 24/7. Also, in the eyes of the law, this is not a case of self defense. The guy who does the kick was not attacked, not in the least. Nor is he helping somebody in danger, which is also a situation in which you’re allowed to use force over here. So he has no legal right to do that kick. Moral right? Perhaps, perhaps not. But as it turns out, he was off the mark completely.
      The laws over here are based on what a good father would do. Here, good fathers don’t go around kicking somebody in the head when they don’t know what’s going on. Which is the point really, the kicker doesn’t know jack. He just acts on impulse and he is wrong for doing so (not a case of SD and he’s not helping a person in danger as the guy from the TV crew is running away).
      In another situation, he might have been a hero true, but he isn’t. No amount of wishful thinking changes the facts of what happened.

      • Raul says:

        oh well, I guess you are right…
        since he can’t be 100% sure of what happened he can’t react so violently…

        btw, I liked your guide “the leg kick” it really made me kick harder ;)
        i’m a noob in muay thai, but such obvious things like “turn hip..make your leg follow..” is not known by many of my classmates neither told by our instructor.

  18. Raul says:

    Hi, just my opinion… as the others.
    But I think that the truth is in the eye of the beholder…
    And obviously no one but the TV staff knew about it…
    You say that the city is very dangerous…
    What would happened if this “thief” stabbed someone?
    This guy could have been a hero that day in the news channel.
    Now… we know that it was a prank… and a kick to the head seems to be just a stupid way to stop someone that was running… we know that police won’t do a thing… maybe he felt that he could help?
    This guy couldn’t know the truth.. but comon sense says that someone supicious (he has sun glasses) running after being chased means that something bad had just happened.
    I can’t blame this guy for kicking him… and honestly … I think that SOME TV pranks deserve that… they are playing with fire in a dangerous city.
    Would you smile after they made you believe you were in real danger?
    anyway… the kick was outstanding..haha

    • Wim says:

      Hi Raul,
      I agree ,the prank was stupid. but like I said before, if you have to kick everybody for every time they do something stupid, you’ll be at it 24/7. Also, in the eyes of the law, this is not a case of self defense. The guy who does the kick was not attacked, not in the least. Nor is he helping somebody in danger, which is also a situation in which you’re allowed to use force over here. So he has no legal right to do that kick. Moral right? Perhaps, perhaps not. But as it turns out, he was off the mark completely.
      The laws over here are based on what a good father would do. Here, good fathers don’t go around kicking somebody in the head when they don’t know what’s going on. Which is the point really, the kicker doesn’t know jack. He just acts on impulse and he is wrong for doing so (not a case of SD and he’s not helping a person in danger as the guy from the TV crew is running away).
      In another situation, he might have been a hero true, but he isn’t. No amount of wishful thinking changes the facts of what happened.

      • Raul says:

        oh well, I guess you are right…
        since he can’t be 100% sure of what happened he can’t react so violently…

        btw, I liked your guide “the leg kick” it really made me kick harder ;)
        i’m a noob in muay thai, but such obvious things like “turn hip..make your leg follow..” is not known by many of my classmates neither told by our instructor.

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