Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Timothy Wilks Killed During YouTube Prank Robbery In Nashville. With apologies to John Farnam for the title to this post.
According to police, Wilks and a friend approached a group of people, including Starnes, with butcher knives. It was supposed to be a prank robbery for a YouTube video, the friend told detectives.
But the people didn't know it was a prank, and one of them was armed. Can you guess what happened next?
Timothy Wilks was fatally shot in the parking lot of Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park around 9:25 p.m. Friday, according to a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department statement. When officers arrived, 23-year-old David Starnes Jr. admitted that he had shot Wilks, believing himself and others to be in danger.
If you act like you are attacking me with a knife, then I am going to respond accordingly. Aim for the center of mass, is how I was taught.
The Other McCain notes that the dead guy won the Darwin Award. Though he does NOT get a hat tip, because we both found the story independently.