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Vitaly Zdorovetskiy nearly shot during zombie prank in Miami

Man in zombie costume nearly shot while pranking Miami residents

A Russian man is now warning people not to dress up as zombies and chase Miami residents after he was nearly shot while attempting it as part of an ill-conceived viral video project.

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who says he came to the United States in 2004 to become an actor, posted a video of himself over the weekend in a zombie costume chasing various younger people in streets, parking lots and parks in Miami.

At about the 2 minute mark in the video, one young man fleeing the zombie attack can be seen pointing a gun at the prankster.

“Very Dangerous Prank!” Zdorovetskiy wrote on his YouTube page. “Almost Got Shot at 2:00! DO NOT TRY IT!”

Residents in the city are mostly likely on high alert for zombie attacks after another Miami man recently was shot to death by police because he allegedly ate the face of a homeless man while on drugs.

Considering Florida’s Stand Your Ground law — which allows the legal use deadly force without a duty to retreat — Zdorovetskiy may have picked one of the most dangerous locations in the country for his stunt.

Watch this video from Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, uploaded June 2, 2012.

(h/t: Gawker)

Written by | David Edwards

David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.

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