It’s hard to believe that anyone would think that a book — any book — would stop a .50 caliber bullet. The idea that two people would consider that a possibility says much about the intelligence of the average human. None of it particularly good. As BuzzFeed reports,
Perez started a YouTube channel in March which aimed to show “the real life of a young couple who happen to be teen parents.”
Perez had uploaded several YouTube videos featuring her and Ruiz, many of which involved doing “pranks,” “stunts,” and “challenges.”
The two aspiring YouTube stars wanted to do something that would get them a lot of traffic. theepochtimes.com has the story . . .
[Monalisa] Perez, who is pregnant, shot at a book that Ruiz was holding against his chest while outside their home. Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said Wednesday said she’ll remain in jail and will be connected by video to a Norman County court proceeding on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota Star-Tribune.
In the clip, Ruiz and Perez, who fired a .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol at him, wanted to see if the bullet would go through the book he was holding, according to the complaint.
Mr. Ruiz was a Darwin Award waiting to happen . . .
“We called him our little daredevil,” said Lisa Primeau, who is the aunt of Ruiz, adding that she “pretty much raised” him after his mother died when he was 9.
Ruiz, she said, is always chasing an adrenaline rush and put “a dangerous twist on everything he did.” That included “jumping into the swimming pool from the top of the house, no hesitation. He was a crazy driver with go-carts.” . . .
Ruiz, meanwhile, “had plenty of guns. He liked guns,” Primeau said.
“He had told me about that idea,” the aunt added, “and I said, ‘Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Why are you going to use a gun? Why?’ “
She quoted him as telling her: “‘Because we want more viewers. We want to get famous.’ “
Mr. Ruiz won’t be able to enjoy the fame he’s finally achieved. It isn’t known if his pregnant girlfriend is enjoying her notoriety, but she’ll have plenty of time to watch it fade from behind prison bars.