Tennessee man shot, killed after YouTube video 'prank' goes wrong

  

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Via:  freefaller  •  10 months ago  •  20 comments

Tennessee man shot, killed after YouTube video 'prank' goes wrong

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A man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Nashville business Friday night after a robbery "prank" for a YouTube channel went wrong, according to police.

When officers got to Urban Air in the city's Hermitage neighborhood about 9:20 p.m., they learned Timothy Wilks, 20, and a friend approached a group of people, including David Starnes Jr., with butcher knives as part of the prank.

Starnes, 23, told detectives he was unaware of the prank and shot Wilks in self-defense, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said Saturday in a statement. The status of the friend who was with Wilks has not been disclosed.

Starnes has not been charged in connection with the incident, which remains under investigation.


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Freefaller
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1  seeder  Freefaller    10 months ago

What a moron.

Honestly with the stupid pranks being pulled out there I'm surprised this isn't a daily occurrence.  But I guess for some the 15 minutes of internet fame is worth it

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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1.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Freefaller @1    10 months ago

or 15 seconds? Lol ohhhh, soon?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2  Hal A. Lujah    10 months ago

Natural selection is REAL.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     10 months ago

Darwin award winner.

 
 
 
Freefaller
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3.1  seeder  Freefaller  replied to  Kavika @3    10 months ago

Yup, well at least I hope he didn't breed before pulling this idiotic stunt.

 
 
 
charger 383
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4  charger 383    10 months ago

I feel sorry for David Starnes Jr.  

What a stupid prank to try to pull,

Approach somebody with butcher knifes in a menacing way and they have every right to defend themselves 

 
 
 
Freefaller
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4.1  seeder  Freefaller  replied to  charger 383 @4    10 months ago
Approach somebody with butcher knifes in a menacing way and they have every right to defend themselves 

I absolutely cannot understand how the pranksters did not consider this when planning their joke.  

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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4.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  charger 383 @4    10 months ago
Approach somebody with butcher knifes in a menacing way and they have every right to defend themselves 

1000%

If it were me and my wife or children a gunshot would have been merciful. 

Yep this is a diehard liberal here.

Don't fuck with my family, especially not this (pranking) way.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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5  Paula Bartholomew    10 months ago

He is not the first YT moron who died getting their 15 mins.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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6  Thrawn 31    10 months ago

SOOOO fucking stupid, especially in this country. Frankly the idiot asked for it. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8  Buzz of the Orient    10 months ago

Another day in America - another shooting death, or two or three.  It is beyond me that America has the gall to tell other countries how to behave. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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8.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    10 months ago

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Sean Treacy
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8.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Sean Treacy @8.1    10 months ago

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Thrawn 31
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8.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    10 months ago

Dude, dummy asked for it. If some random asshole ran up to me and my family with a knife and threatened me, and I were armed, I'd shoot him in the face.

That guy was a fucking idiot and got what he was asking for. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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8.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    10 months ago

Sorry man but we are on opposite sides on this one 

First, the "prank" was being a complete asshole to begin with. 

Second. he did it in a country where news about a mass shooting is like grabbing your coffee (while you are dodging bullets in a mass shooting) in the morning, and you have to assume every other dickhead is armed because THAT old lady's service dog might be a communist. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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8.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    10 months ago
It is beyond me that America has the gall to tell other countries how to behave. 

Buzz!  What the hell?  I realize that the US has had some issues, but I feel we are working hard to get past it and make amends to our friends and allies, and offer a little hope to our adversaries that all is not lost in terms of how we behave as a nation.  Defining the US by this stupid nonsense certainly isn't helpful.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @8.4    10 months ago

I read the news every day, and every day there is a shooting or more, one dead, two dead, maybe a mass murder.  The USA holds itself out to be the number one nation in the world - and it seems to be the number one MURDER nation in the world.  I fear for the safety of my son and his family who live in Wisconsin, and his profession has been a target too often. 

 
 
 
Freefaller
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8.5  seeder  Freefaller  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    10 months ago

Buzz I know you've and your adopted country have taken a lot of grief here but that's no reason to lash out without taking the circumstances of this incident into consideration. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.5.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Freefaller @8.5    10 months ago

No matter how much I'm being criticized for my feeling about gun love (or in the case of America gun NEED) I stand on the fact that America's gun murders, whether or not caused by stupidity as in the case at hand, are unbelievably excessive and THAT is the point I made and stand by.  Yes, i DO live in a country where nobody runs and hides when they hear a motorcycle backfire.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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9  Mark in Wyoming     10 months ago

i read this and was thinking , this is something right out of the "jackass series", then i read Johnny Knoxville turns 50 this year( doesnt that make some feel old?)

 then i saw the age of the deceased, 20, not to many years ago he and his generation were eating tide pods on dares......

 
 
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