Prankster YouTuber Coby Persin did just this and paid the price in a big way:
Was doing photoshoot in NYC and this crazy guy comes out with a Bat and Smashed my Windshield!! pic.twitter.com/iAS3f5PinA— CobyPersin (@coby_persin) November 28, 2016
Crazy, or just peeved at Persin's blatant selfishness?
Though we'd never condone acts of violence, we have to admit — we understand the reason behind this one, and so do the good people of Twitter.
@coby_persin did you have permission to block traffic?— Jamie Biggs (@trolleymom2) November 28, 2016
@coby_persin you got off easy. That could of went really left— ralphie jay lauren (@JayLauren67) November 28, 2016
@coby_persin it's good to know there are still heroes in the world, like the man with the baseball bat— MEME Nogueira (@ass_dad) November 28, 2016
@coby_persin that guy rules— Markov Chain Chomp (@Pliny_theElder) November 28, 2016
As AOL points out, Persin posts a lot of click-bait "social experiment" content on his YouTube channel, and he recently took a Twitter poll for his next video, which has yet to be published:
What should I do for my next video!! EVERY VOTE COUNTS #electiontime— CobyPersin (@coby_persin) November 13, 2016
So, it seems the charade could very well have been staged.
Nonetheless, we can all agree that the whole ordeal was incredibly annoying — to viewers and NYC motorists alike.
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