Another redneck, “hey, watch this!” moment:

In what family members describe as a YouTube stunt gone wrong, a 22-year-old man from Halstad, Minnesota is dead and his pregnant girlfriend is in jail.

Around 6:30 p.m. Monday night, Norman County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 500 block of U.S. Highway 75 on a report of a shooting. Life-saving efforts were made and a medical helicopter was called, but 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ruiz’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Monalisa Perez, was booked into jail for reckless discharge of a firearm.

Ruiz’s aunt told Valley News Live that the couple had been trying to get famous on YouTube, and their pranks were escalating.

“He had told me about an idea. I said, don’t do it, don’t do it,” Claudia Ruiz told Valley News Live. “Why are you going to use a gun? Why?”

Pedro Ruiz apparently gave Perez a 50 caliber handgun and instructed her to shoot a round into a book he was holding, thinking it would stop the bullet. The couple had apparently tested the stunt before attempting it on video.

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  1. bogsidebunny says:

    Good thing he wasn’t holding the Qur’an or he’d been accused of postmortem Islamophobia.

  2. Steamboat McGoo says:

    Darwin never sleeps.

  3. Glad they used a 50 cal so the dipshit got the full benefit. What a collosal pair of fuckwits.

  4. Eskyman says:

    So- which .50 cal handgun was it? A Smith or a Desert Eagle are the two most common. I’d like to send the manufacturer a note of commendation, as their handgun did a great job “taking out the trash.”

    Sure would be nice if we had actual reporters, who could actually report the news, wouldn’t it?

  5. Steamboat McGoo says:

    Could have been a BFR .500mag – a big-assed revolver made by the same folks who make the Desert Eagle .50 EA – Magnum Research (MR). I own one of each – and they make really BIG holes in things.

    To this day, MR denies that “BFR” means “Big Fucking Revolver”.

  6. Steamboat McGoo says:

    That would be “.50 AE”.

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