5 People Who Destroyed Their Lives With YouTube Videos



  • Couple loses custody of their children after prank video

Maryland couple Mike and Heather Martin made a name for themselves by pranking their kids and​​ putting the videos on YouTube. ​​ Pranks included blaming them for messes they didn't make, threatening to beat the crap out of them, cursing at them, and even pulling guns on the kids. ​​ The videos were so disturbing that viewers created a petition to get Child Protective Services to intervene.  ​​​​ The biological mother of two of the dad's children got involved and asked for immediate custody of the kids, which she got.​​ 

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  • Woman shoots father of her two kids as a stunt​​ 

Monalisa Perez and her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III had a brilliant idea: Monalisa would shoot Pedro in the chest. ​​ But don't worry – he'd be safe. ​​ He would hold a book in front of his chest to stop the bullet. ​​ Monalisa, who was seven months pregnant, shot him with a .50 calibre handgun from about 12 inches away.  ​​​​ The book did not, in fact, stop the bullet, and Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.  ​​​​ Perez was charged with manslaughter and faces over ten years in prison. ​​ She's currently out on bail.




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  • Dude is awful to fast-food worker, loses job, ruins life

Adam Smith was the CFO of a major medical equipment manufacturer in Tucson, Arizona with a salary of $200,000 per year and a million dollars in stock options. ​​ A nice little life, right? Well he ruined it.  ​​​​ During his lunch break, he went to the Chick-Fil-A drive thru and ordered a cup of free water. While recording himself, he got to the window to collect his water and began​​ berating the confused and very polite worker​​ about the comments the Chick-Fil-A CEO had uttered months earlier about gay marriage.  ​​​​ The female employee was unerringly polite to Smith while he chastised her, mocked her, and generally went on a tirade about something she had no power to change. ​​ He was so proud of this exchange that he uploaded the video to YouTube as soon as he got back to the office. ​​ He was fired that day. ​​ Seeing his cozy salary and delicious stock options evaporate, Smith apologized to the woman he had berated but it was too late – he had so completely condemned himself with his own behaviour. ​​ He couldn't find another job and was forced to sell his home and move into an RV.  ​​​​ When did get a new job​​ he was fired after two weeks when they found out about the video. ​​ In a 2015 interview, he said his wife was the breadwinner and they were on foodstamps.​​ 



  • The Choking Game

The Choking Game is an absolutely moronic thing to do, but people continue to do it and post the results on YouTube. ​​ David Nuno and his friends started playing the choking game. ​​ When he passed out, he fell on an empty glass and cut his jugular vein. ​​ He died. ​​ He was fifteen years old.​​ 



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