A woman from Minnesota shot and killed her boyfriend who wanted to make a Youtube video by doing something amazing. So he decided to hold a book to his chest and let the bullet get stopped by the book.
I’m thinking maybe he should not have used a .50 caliber. A hollow point might have spread out and slowed inside the book and I would have used a .22 instead of a .50. solid point bullet. It would have been a great idea to shoot the book away from his body first. But hey, that’s just me.
Monalisa Perez,19, was attempting to make a viral video with boyfriend Pedo Ruiz III, 22, to post to their YouTube account, according to a Norman County Sheriff’s Department arrest report.
Perez, who is seven months pregnant, called 911 on Monday evening, saying she had accidentally shot her boyfriend in the chest while they were making a video, according to the arrest report.
She has been charged with second degree manslaughter. CNN has not been able to reach the public defender assigned to Perez for comment.
“They were in love. They loved each other. It was just a prank gone wrong,” Ruiz’s aunt, Claudia Ruiz, told CNN affiliate KVLY. “It shouldn’t of happened like this. It shouldn’t have happened at all.” The couple had one child and were expecting their second together, his aunt told the news station.
He thought the book would stop the bullet
Perez told police that her boyfriend wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting a book and had been talking about it for awhile. He held the book up to his chest and convinced Perez to shot at him, believing the book would stop the bullet.
Perez told police that Pedro convinced her it was a safe stunt by showing her a different book he had previously shot where the bullet did not go all the way through, according to the arrest report. He set up two cameras to film the whole thing, hoping a video of the dangerous stunt would go viral.
She fired from about a foot away with a .50-caliber Desert Eagle handgun while he held the book to his chest. It did not stop the bullet, and paramedics on the scene said Ruiz died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
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