That Video Of A BMW Getting Its Windshield Bashed In Is Fake As Hell

There’s a video making the rounds on Twitter today of two clowns partaking in a “photoshoot” on a busy Manhattan street with a BMW i8, blocking it all up to hell, when all of a sudden a “real old-school New Yorker” comes up and smashes their windshield with a bat. Don’t believe it. It’s fake as hell.


As of this writing, it has more than 1,650 re-tweets and growing, and it must be stopped:


Don’t get me wrong. The BMW appears to be a real BMW. The bat appears to be a real bat. The windshield even appears to be a real glass windshield.

But it’s not a real incident. Everyone here is acting.

How do we know? Coby Persin, first of all, is the sort of contrived ass who makes YouTube videos that are “just a prank, bro” or “a social experiment, bro,” with titles like Most Epic Gold Digger Prank Ever!!! (EXPOSED) and Kylie Jenner Look-A-Like Pranks New York City!

I’ve included the links to those videos not because you should watch them (you shouldn’t), but because I must prove they exist. Also , it can be hard to tell which is a “prank” and which is a “social experiment”, so Persin has held votes as to which he should do next:


Though, to Cody’s delight, we do feel this sort of video is pretty insipid:


Exhibit B, of course, is that Real New York died 25 years ago after the Crown Heights riots, and no way in hell would someone smash a car’s windshield just because some garbage layabouts were getting their pictures taken while sitting on it. Nowadays we’d all just grumble and lament about what a crap place we live in and tell everyone we’re moving to Los Angeles.

Anyways, this thing is fake. Stop sharing it as if it’s real.

Deputy Editor, Jalopnik. 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross.

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