The Noodle Boys on YouTube, known as Jason D’Souza and Mark Correia, have gone too far in their so-called attempt to parody Pokemon GO players in a recently released video, angering the TTC.
The video was shot in Toronto and shows Correia pretending to play Pokemon GO on his smartphone, crashing into poles, walking across traffic, falling into Lake Ontario and also meandering along TTC Subway tracks. The video tries to show the potential pitfalls of playing the addictive game, which has taken the world by storm.
TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said on Twitter it was “An incredibly dangerous stunt that could have resulted in death, serious injury or prolonged delay for 1000s. Not OK,” following up to say they are investigating the incident, which could end up with charges of trespassing and filming without a permit, upwards of $500.
Ross also warned the third rail has 600 volts of electricity, besides the danger of an oncoming train.
@gary_ng Nothing to update. Pulling together various pieces of information, consulting with others inside the organization.
— Brad Ross (@bradTTC) July 21, 2016
Speaking to CBC News, 20-year old Correia admitted the subway stunt was both dangerous and illegal, saying “People are upset about that, which I understand, but as a comedian we are always trying to push the boundaries.”
The video was shot Monday, but Correia would not reveal what time the subway stunt was recorded, only to say he jumped onto the tracks right after the train had departed.
Correia also explained he did not feel unsafe on the tracks, and thought his shot of walking into Lake Ontario would cause more concern for witnesses.
“I don’t advise anyone to go do this at all,” he added. “I’m trying to show, please don’t do this by doing it, so I guess it’s kind of ironic, but that’s what I try to do as an artist.”
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