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)