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Remote-Controlled Flying Ghoul Prank Freaks Out Joggers & People In Park

We love good Halloween pranks (see the Carrie prank that went viral on this here blog thingy in early October), and Tom Mabe's annual set-up for the holiday never fails to disappoint. For his 2013 prank, however, Mabe's use of a better designed costume, skin-crawling shrieks and the art of surprise has lead to his best Halloween video yet. 

Check it out as a ghastly ghoul runs up behind joggers and other park visitors, issues a blood curdling shriek and leaves the unwitting participants running for their lives:



How would you react if you encountered this during your morning jog?


Really Anonymous? Not true, according to my lawyer. don't you ever notice on some hidden camera shows that when they're outside in a public place, many other people's faces are blurred out? That's because those people did not sign a consent and the producers did not put out the aforementioned sign.

Don't get your knickers in such a twist.

Wow, are you in this guys video? Why are you so concerned about it and connecting a lawyer about a funny video someone put out. No he doesn't need to get signed releases from people in public places. If you're so worried about don't go to the beach or park with your kids and video tape them cause you'll have people you don't know in the shots and you'll have to blur their faces or get sued for having them on your recording of your kids having a good time.

So you're saying that news programs get releases from every passerby on the street when they are reporting there? Does CNN get release forms from everyone at Times Square during New Years? No they do not, because these are public spaces. 

Ask your lawyer about "Expectation of Privacy."  Hidden camera shows are for-profit.  They're blurring out the people due them not being contractually affiliated with the show (paid extra, staff, whatever).  It's generally not to protect the people, but to prevent the network from paying people.  At the end of the walking one the street/public space has no expectation of privacy and a camera operator can take the footage and do what he/she chooses at no legal consequence.  The footage/images are property of the people taking it...period.  How do you think that paparazzi get away with as much as they do?

I'd think one of my relatives was coming in for a visit!!

I'd need a new set of underwear!


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