The guy is a Darwin Award Winner and possibly “Douchebag of the Year” winner!
From the Daily Mail:
A Minnesota woman charged with shooting her boyfriend of five years has told police it was due to a YouTube stunt gone horribly wrong.
Monalisa Perez, 19, of Halsted, allegedly shot Pedro Ruiz III, 22, in the chest with a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol on Monday while their three-year-old daughter looked on.
Perez fled the house screaming and later said the book was supposed to stop the bullet in a bid to create a viral video, family members told the Star Tribune.
Perez posted this tweet the day of the shooting. His family said he was supposed to stop a .50-caliber round with a book held in front of his chest. Instead it killed him
They had planned for Perez to fire the large-caliber handgun at a hardcover encyclopedia being held by Ruiz outside their home on HWY 75, around 6:30pm.
Perez told police that she had fired the fatal shot while stood just a foot away from Ruiz, according to the prosecutor.
She claimed the plan was Ruiz’s own, and that he had showed her another book that had successfully stopped the bullet.
This time, however, it penetrated the volume and killed him. His death was captured on two cameras that had been set up to record the stunt; police say they do not plan to release it at this time.
Perez then called 911; EMTs attempted chest compressions on Ruiz, but were unable to save the young man.
Their three-year-old daughter, Aaliyah, was reportedly present when the shooting occurred.
Perez, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.
Winna winna chicken dinner!
The 50 caliber Desert Eagle is one of the most powerful handguns in the world. The douche might have thought about test firing FIRST before actually trying this stunt. What a dumbass. I wonder how big the exit hole was? Probably big enough to throw a baseball through.