Youtube prankster Joey Salads has parents around the world on edge after he posted a social experiment video that shows just how easy it can be for strangers to abduct their children. By approaching children with a cute dog named Donuts, he was able to lure children away from the playground, hand-in-hand, by promising them more puppies to pet.
“If I go over to your kid right now, will he or she talk to me or run away?”
Before approaching each child, Salads approached their parents to explain the experiment and ensure that he had their permission to test their child’s reaction. Each of the parents featured in the video were certain that their child would shy away from Joey, running back to mom instead. They were wrong. “Over 700 children are abducted a day. That’s over a quarter-million a year,” Salads explains. “Are your kids safe?”
“You wanna go see the other puppies?”
“Just because you see somebody with a dog doesn’t mean you go home with them… they could take you and you won’t be with mommy anymore”