Boca Prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy Strikes Again With Chainsaw-Massacre Gag

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Boca Raton resident and all-around internet sensation Vitaly Zdorovetskiy has struck a viral nerve once again with a gruesome and terrifying chainsaw-massacre prank.

The 22-year-old Russian prankster, whom New Times profiled last year, has taken his pranking ways up a notch by fooling poor unsuspecting people into thinking they're not only witnessing a horrible murder by a chainsaw-wielding maniac but are then going to be victims themselves.

The new video has already garnered 24 million views on his VitalyzdTv YouTube channel in just a few days.

See also: Prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy's Top Ten YouTube Videos

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Broward Inmate Claims to Have Ebola; Courtroom Forced to Evacuate

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Well, this is one way to try to stall your sentencing.

A Broward County courtroom was forced to clear out Friday morning when an inmate told the judge he had Ebola during the morning bond court hearing.

Judge John "Jay" Hurley, who conducts the hearings with inmates over a video system and not in person, announced that the inmate, Joseph Britton, claimed to have the virus that's been making headlines as of late.

That's when everyone in the courtroom at Broward's Main Jail bolted, leaving Britton standing alone.

See also: Ebola: Rick Scott Tells CDC It Must Contact All Fort Lauderdale Frontier Passengers

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Donald Trump Was Tricked Into Retweeting Tribute to Serial Murderer Couple

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Donald Trump loves himself some Donald Trump. So, any time one of his admirers tweets at him on what an inspiration he is, or how he should run for president, Trump re-tweets them, because he's nothing if not a narcissistic cartoon villain.

But on Monday morning, one Twitter prankster took advantage of Trump's narcissistic tendencies and asked The Donald to retweet a photo of his dead parents who claimed Trump as a big inspiration. So he did.

"My parents who passed away always said you were big inspiration," the tweet sad. "Can you pls RT for their memory?"

Problem is, the photo of the "dead parents" was actually a pic of convicted serial killers Fred and Rosemary West.

See also: Donald Trump Has Jumped Into the "Autism Caused by Vaccinations" Conspiracy Theory Fray


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The Diary of Rick Scott's Hair

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1970, Kansas City, Missouri

Dear Diary,

Annette said yes! I have to admit, when Rick decided to ask her to prom via messenger pigeon, I was worried. Especially when the pigeon flew into a power line and burst into flame, landing at her feet a charred pile of feathers atop a burnt note that said "rom?" But missing P be damned, she said yes! And we finally have a prom date.

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Florida Still Feeling the Fallout of Digital Domain Collapse

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The Tupac hologram wasn't enough.

Back in 2012, New Times brought you a comprehensive post-op on Digital Domain, a California-based special effects company that grabbed a lot of attention after it resurrected hip hop legend Tupac via hologram for the 2012 Coachella music festival.

But at the same time the company was collecting kudos for the stunt, the company was sinking into financial disaster. Six months later, the company declared bankruptcy. South Florida cities are still trying to pick up the pieces.

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Donald Trump Has Jumped Into the "Autism Caused by Vaccinations" Conspiracy Theory Fray

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As you may or may not know, Donald Trump is a prolific tweeter. And by that, we mean he likes to get into beefs with people or corporations on Twitter and call them losers, in between tweeting about his hotels and saying derogatory things about Obama.

And sure, it can be annoying. What with his beefing with FPL or Buzzfeed or even with fellow fringe conservatives. He's also been a big-time birther.

But all of that stuff could be reduced to simply being white noise from a very self-involved, narcissistic man with lots of time on his hands.

Yet, in the past 24 hours, Trump has gone from insufferable real-life cartoon villain to downright dangerous. His latest crusade has been to ignore medical science and inexplicably jump headlong into the "vaccinations cause autism" argument.

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Florida Group to Amazon, Google: Ban Fat-Shaming Apps

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Tampa-based Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and a number of organizations -- including the American Board of Obesity Medicine -- submitted formal letters to the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft on Wednesday. The letters ask that the companies remove fat-shaming apps the groups deem offensive.

The apps -- among them Fatify, Fatbooth and Fat You! -- allow users to upload photos of themselves and to manipulate how big the face gets. They're also approved for minors to download in the app store.


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Two-Year-Old Left in the Middle of Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Father Arrested

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Commuters on Hallandale Beach Boulevard had to be more vigilant than usual on Wednesday when they had to swerve their cars to keep from hitting a 2-year-old boy left there by his father.

The child was, thankfully, unharmed. But his father was arrested for child neglect after having simply left him in the 4200 block of West Hallandale Beach Boulevard, according to a BSO arrest report.

According to the report, a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a call about a boy being thrown onto the road out of a brown Pontiac Grand Am.

The child's father, Ronald Renelle Delancy, 25, of Miami, apparently was in the middle of a verbal spat with the child's mother, who was behind the wheel as they traveled eastbound on Hallandale Boulevard.

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Hey, Jeb Bush: Marijuana Won't Kill Florida's Tourism

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Former governor wants Florida to stay kid-friendly. You know, like Disney World. That's why people shouldn't vote yes on Amendment Two in November. In a statement released yesterday, Dubya's brother put it this way:

"Florida leaders and citizens have worked for years to make the Sunshine State a world-class location to start or run a business, a family-friendly destination for tourism and a desirable place to raise a family or retire.

See also: Anti-Medical Marijuana Group Insinuates Pot Cookies Will Be Used for Rape

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Florida High Schoolers Sue School District, Sheriff's Office for Missing Prom

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Morgan Kleabir got to spend only five minutes at her high school prom -- not even long enough to take a selfie.
Prom is a time to create either precious memories or future therapy fodder, depending on what clique you run with. But for a group of Jensen Beach High School girls, the event was reason to craft a bizarre lawsuit and file it in federal court.

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