YouTuber and prankster Timothy Wilks has died of a gunshot after he tried to pull a prank by orchestrating a fake robbery for video in Nashville Tennessee.
20 year old, Timothy Wilks orchestrated a fake robbery in the parking lot of Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park for a prank video where he approached a group of guys with butcher knife and one scared man shot him to death. The Law of Tennessee permits its residents to carry a handgun which gives a legal basis for 23-year-old David Starnes Jr who fired the shot.
According to Washington Report, David Starnes has not been charged as of yet, but when the officers arrived on the scene at 9:25 p.m., he admitted to the shooting while being unaware that the late YouTuber was pulling a prank.
Given the circumstances under which the prank was pulled, the shooter had no way of knowing the true intentions of the YouTuber and acted on his instincts to shoot him without hesitating. Pranks are always trending on YouTube and all Wilks wanted was to produce quality prank videos for his subscribers and unfortunately, it ended up being his final prank.
This mishap warns every YouTuber against pulling such pranks ever again. It’s unfortunate that such a young and bright talent mate such fate. We share our deepest condolences to his friends and family.