INDIANA, Pa. — Police have charged two out-of-state men with robbing two other men in western Pennsylvania by claiming they were recording a video for a reality TV show called “You Just Got Robbed.”
Police in Indiana, Pa., tell The Associated Press the incident happened about 1:20 a.m. and that the suspects apparently attend a nearby technical school. They’re identified as 21-year-old Randall Smith, of Temple Hills, Md., and 18-year-old Artie Goodwine, of Memphis, Tenn.
Police say one of the men put the victims into headlocks while the other recorded the robbery – in which $20 was taken from one of the victims – on a cellphone.
Online court records don’t list attorneys for the men. Smith has posted bail but Goodwine remained in the Indiana County Jail on Monday, about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
You know what, I actually think this is a pretty good idea. There are like a billion reality tv shows these days. No one besides that random chick on your facebook feed that watches Bravo 24/7 can possibly keep track of all the shit that is out there. Its impossible. Just last week I had that video of the kid who lives with his family of balloons. Think about that. If this article instead was “Guy caught fucking a balloon says it was for reality television show” you would think that’s equally implausible. But its not. So yeah, you got robbed seems like a dumb idea but at the end of the day if someone shoved a camera in my face, took my iphone and told me I was on VH1 I’d probably invite all my friends over to my apartment for a watch party.
I know these kids are 18 and 21 but I also know that anyone named Artie is an 80 year old Jewish man going 10 miles per hour in his cadillac in a strip mall in South Florida. Like in my head this robbery was committed by a gang member with a handgun and a white haired man with a bagel and lox sandwich.
Oh, you got a family? well guess what? I eat cottage cheese for dinner, with salt and pepper, you understand?