Man, the MTA really is going to hell without Andy Byford.
Two teens terrified a subway car full of unsuspecting - and almost unbelievably gullible - passengers on the NYC subway this past week when they dressed in fake hazmat suits and pretended to spill a a container full of "coronavirus" on the floor of their car.
The two teens, identified as Queens pranksters David Flores, 17, and Morris Cordwell, 19, according to the New York Post, sat calmly with their equipment and ominous-looking container after boarding the train. But they soon turned the chaotic hilarity up to '11'.
One passenger allegedly asked the boys: "Is that coronavirus"?
They responded with thumbs up gestures and told passengers that it was coronavirus, but that they were all "good".
Then suddenly, one of the boys fell to the floor and spilled the red kool aid they were using as the fake 'coronavirus.'
Passengers screamed and panicked. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.
The boys quickly informed the car that it was a prank, and that they were doing it for YouTube. Some calmed down and laughed it off. Others were...less than pleased, per the NY Post.
"NOT funny !! Please clean the mess on your way out," @sagardashora wrote, while @maciekkov said, "I know that is prank but they should punch their faces."
The clip also received plenty of praise and laughing emojis. "I’m two-sided. One, it’s pretty serious right now and many people have died from the virus, but it’s good that their lifting People’s spirits and making people laugh," @ryangerdeg wrote.
But regardless of how you feel about the prank, the boys aren't in any legal jeopardy. Meanwhile, in Russia, another teen prankster is facing a jail sentence of up to five years after a similar prank. A video shows the teen, Karomatullo Dzhaborov, wearing a facemask on the Moscow metro before suddenly falling to the floor and convulsing while his friends shout to commuters for help. Many moved away and looked nervous.
The video was posted online on Feb. 2, and on Feb. 8, Moscow police detained Dzhaborov on charges of hooliganism, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of five years, according to CNN.
We look forward to the "coronavirus challenge" going viral on TikTok.