Exceedingly Dumb Wetback Arrested for Fatal Shooting of Boyfriend in Youtube Stunt Gone Bad

Two Minnesota Latinos wanted to be famous. Now one is in jail and the other dead.

Fame. Ain’t it a bitch!

BBC

A Minnesota woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong.

Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest, believing it would stop the bullet.

The couple’s three-year-old child and nearly 30 onlookers watched as she fired the fatal bullet into his chest.

Ruiz’s aunt said they did it to increase their social media following.

Claudia Ruiz told WDAY-TV that her nephew had told her he wanted to do the stunt “because we want more viewers, we want to get famous”.

“He had told me about that idea and I said, ‘Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Why are you going to use a gun? Why?'” Claudia Ruiz told the news channel.

“They were in love, they loved each other,” she said. “It was just a prank gone wrong.”

Ms Perez, who is pregnant, is facing charges of second degree manslaughter. She faces her first court appearance on Wednesday.

County Attorney James Brue described the book as a hardcover encyclopaedia, and said the weapon used was a .50-calibre Desert Eagle handgun.

Police have seized two cameras, which are said to have recorded Monday’s incident.

The single gunshot was fired from about one foot (30cm) away as neighbours gathered to watch outside their Minnesota home.

She told deputies that the stunt had been Ruiz’s idea, and that he had to convince her to do it.

Earlier that day she tweeted about her reservations.

“Everyone was crying. I was standing behind that tree over there. And that was it. I just couldn’t take it anymore so I had to go back home,” neighbour Wayne Cameron told WDAY-TV.

The couple had started a YouTube channel in March, aiming to show the “the real life of a young couple who happen to be teen parents”.

Their most recently uploaded video, on the day that Ruiz died, was titled: “Doing scary stunts at the fair”.

Last week Ms Perez told her viewers that it was a “blessing” to have her husband home for the forthcoming birth of their son, who is due in September.

The District Attorney ought to cut a deal with her. Agree to be deported (presumably to Mexico) and never come to the States again and we won’t press charges.

Their last video before the fatal shooting:

7 thoughts on “Exceedingly Dumb Wetback Arrested for Fatal Shooting of Boyfriend in Youtube Stunt Gone Bad

  1. “…the weapon used was a .50-calibre Desert Eagle handgun.”
    I nearly p**d my pants laughing when I read that. Talk about dumb!

    • An intelligent person would take a book, set it up by a rock, and shoot at it to see if the bullet would go through. If so, get a thicker book and experiment again. Actually, an intelligent person would not try such a stunt at all. .50 caliber is pretty heavy, right? Much heavier than a .22.

      • Even bullet vest manufacturers don’t test the products on themselves before being absolutely sure that they work.
        There should honestly be an iq test before using a gun or anything similar. If it’s under 100 or 110, no gun for you.

  2. Good thing nobody was standing behind that dopey frijolero.
    BTW: the expression “Minnesota Latino” is just plain irritating.

  3. A caliber .50 pistol round should penetrate at least a 1/8″-1/4″ steel plate. I do not think that a book would present too much trouble. One less beaner.

  4. “.50-calibre” meaning the bullet is half an inch in diameter, more of a military type or an elephant gun. Dirty Harry used a smaller caliber handgun which still has a huge recoil. This female must have been nuts and probably had never fired the gun before.

    Antisocial media strikes again.

    To paraphrase (((Andy Warhol))) “in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 seconds”.

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