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He thought a book would stop a [.50 caliber] bullet and make him a YouTube star. Now he's dead.
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Leroy N. Soetoro
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Before Monday, before the 911 call and police investigation, Pedro Ruiz
III, an aspiring YouTube star in rural Minnesota, spent considerable time
convincing his girlfriend to shoot a gun at his chest.

There would be a thick encyclopedia book between the barrel and his body,
authorities say he told 19-year-old Monalisa Perez. The pages, he
reasoned, would stop the bullet.

He even had evidence that it had worked once before — a different book
with an entrance hole but no exit.

So on Monday evening, the young couple positioned two cameras outside
their home and prepared for their breakthrough stunt. They wanted fame,
family said, and danger often brings it.

“Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos
ever,” Perez teased in a tweet at 5 p.m. “HIS idea not MINE.”

Monalisa Perez @MonalisaPerez5
Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos
ever???? HIS idea not MINE??
3:00 PM - 26 Jun 2017
1,391 1,391 Retweets 961 961 likes

It had been three months since the young couple added their vlog, La
MonaLisa, to YouTube, where they posted clips of their daily lives and
their 3-year-old daughter. They live in Halstad, Minn., a tiny town on the
North Dakota border between Grand Forks and Fargo. Episodes featured shots
from their home, the car or at the doctor’s office, which is where Perez
revealed in May that she was pregnant with a boy.

Their shtick, though, was pulling minor pranks: doughnuts with baby powder
instead of powdered sugar, feigning paralysis from a grocery store
wheelchair, hiding hot peppers on an egg salad sandwich. Just this week,
Perez posted a video of Ruiz doing a handstand inside a rotating fun house
tunnel at the county fair.

But the bullet and book stunt was supposed to be their moment.

“I said, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it,’ ” Ruiz’s aunt, Claudia Ruiz, told her
nephew when he shared his idea, according to Valley News Live. “Why are
you going to use a gun? Why?”

His response, she said, was simple: “Because, we want more viewers.”

With one camera attached to a ladder and the other propped on the back of
a car, the couple staged their stunt, according to authorities. Ruiz held
the book to his chest and Perez held the gun, a gold Desert Eagle .50
caliber pistol considered “one of the most powerful semiautomatic handguns
in the world.”

From a foot away, court documents say, Perez fired.

This time, the bullet didn’t stop in the book but instead pierced Ruiz in
the chest. Medics tried to revive him, authorities said, but he was
declared dead at the house.

Neighbors told ABC affiliate WDAY-TV that they watched the scene unfold
from afar.

“Everyone was crying,” neighbor Wayne Cameron told the TV station. “I was
standing behind that tree over there. And that was it. I just couldn’t
take it anymore so I had to go back home.”

When Perez called 911 at 6:30 p.m., she told dispatchers the shooting was
accidental and explained the YouTube plan. Later, according to court
documents, she said that her boyfriend had been trying to convince her to
shoot the book “for awhile” and she finally relented. She told them about
the other book Ruiz had shot, the one that blocked the bullet, and
described the gun she fired.

A sheriff’s deputy found it in the grass outside the home.

Perez was arrested Monday on a charge of reckless discharge of a gun. On
Wednesday, that charge was upgraded to second degree manslaughter. She was
released on $7,000 bail after her initial court appearance and ordered to
wear a GPS monitor and stay away from firearms, reported KVRR TV. If
convicted, she faces up to 10 years behind bars.

“They were in love. They loved each other,” Ruiz’s aunt, Claudia Ruiz,
told Valley News Live. “It was just a prank gone wrong. It shouldn’t have
happened like this. It shouldn’t have happened at all.”

Claudia Ruiz described Perez as a loving girlfriend and mother who had
been with her nephew for six years. According to Perez’s social media
accounts, the young woman was a stay-at-home mom. It appears she
controlled the camera for many of their YouTube vlogs and often shared
intimate, personal details with viewers.

“Our Vlogs will show you the real life of a young couple who happen to be
teen parents,” the description on their channel reads. “From highs to
lows. Achievements to struggles. Join the fun, Follow our journey!”

In a Facebook post last week that included the vlog post from their trip
to the fair, Perez wrote that they were in the process of making Ruiz his
own YouTube channel. His would focus on “all the crazy stuff,” she wrote.
La MonaLisa would be about their “family life.”

“Oh man is it going to be sweet!” she wrote.

Ruiz had discussed the book stunt before the shooting, family members told
KVRR. Along with Perez and friends, they had tried to talk him out of it.

“I wish they wouldn’t have done it,” Claudia Ruiz told WDAY-TV. “I wish he
would’ve just done another prank. He was so young. He had so much going
for himself.”

Another aunt, Lisa Primeau, said she “pretty much raised” Pedro Ruiz after
his mother died in Texas when he was a child, reported the Minneapolis
Star Tribune. Ruiz was always “putting a dangerous twist on everything he
did,” Primeau told the newspaper, like jumping off the top of the house
into the swimming pool.

“We called him our little daredevil,” Primeau told the Star Tribune.

The aunts said they all are supporting Perez. They want to name her unborn
baby Pedro, after his father.

“It’s a tragic incident. What she did … she has to live with that,”
Primeau told the Star Tribune. “It’s the worst punishment she can get.”
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Wile E. Coyote
2017-06-29 23:51:34 UTC
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a-book-would-stop-a-bullet-and-make-him-a-youtube-star-now-hes-
dead/?utm_term=.98c35cfa7e0f
Before Monday, before the 911 call and police investigation, Pedro Ruiz
III, an aspiring YouTube star in rural Minnesota, spent considerable time
convincing his girlfriend to shoot a gun at his chest.
There would be a thick encyclopedia book between the barrel and his body,
authorities say he told 19-year-old Monalisa Perez. The pages, he
reasoned, would stop the bullet.
He even had evidence that it had worked once before — a different book
with an entrance hole but no exit.
So on Monday evening, the young couple positioned two cameras outside
their home and prepared for their breakthrough stunt. They wanted fame,
family said, and danger often brings it.
“Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos
ever,” Perez teased in a tweet at 5 p.m. “HIS idea not MINE.”
Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos
ever???? HIS idea not MINE??
3:00 PM - 26 Jun 2017
1,391 1,391 Retweets 961 961 likes
It had been three months since the young couple added their vlog, La
MonaLisa, to YouTube, where they posted clips of their daily lives and
their 3-year-old daughter. They live in Halstad, Minn., a tiny town on the
North Dakota border between Grand Forks and Fargo. Episodes featured shots
from their home, the car or at the doctor’s office, which is where Perez
revealed in May that she was pregnant with a boy.
Their shtick, though, was pulling minor pranks: doughnuts with baby powder
instead of powdered sugar, feigning paralysis from a grocery store
wheelchair, hiding hot peppers on an egg salad sandwich. Just this week,
Perez posted a video of Ruiz doing a handstand inside a rotating fun house
tunnel at the county fair.
But the bullet and book stunt was supposed to be their moment.
“I said, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it,’ ” Ruiz’s aunt, Claudia Ruiz, told her
nephew when he shared his idea, according to Valley News Live. “Why are
you going to use a gun? Why?”
His response, she said, was simple: “Because, we want more viewers.”
With one camera attached to a ladder and the other propped on the back of
a car, the couple staged their stunt, according to authorities. Ruiz held
the book to his chest and Perez held the gun, a gold Desert Eagle .50
caliber pistol considered “one of the most powerful semiautomatic handguns
in the world.”
From a foot away, court documents say, Perez fired.
This time, the bullet didn’t stop in the book but instead pierced Ruiz in
the chest. Medics tried to revive him, authorities said, but he was
declared dead at the house.
Neighbors told ABC affiliate WDAY-TV that they watched the scene unfold
from afar.
“Everyone was crying,” neighbor Wayne Cameron told the TV station. “I was
standing behind that tree over there. And that was it. I just couldn’t
take it anymore so I had to go back home.”
When Perez called 911 at 6:30 p.m., she told dispatchers the shooting was
accidental and explained the YouTube plan. Later, according to court
documents, she said that her boyfriend had been trying to convince her to
shoot the book “for awhile” and she finally relented. She told them about
the other book Ruiz had shot, the one that blocked the bullet, and
described the gun she fired.
A sheriff’s deputy found it in the grass outside the home.
Perez was arrested Monday on a charge of reckless discharge of a gun. On
Wednesday, that charge was upgraded to second degree manslaughter. She was
released on $7,000 bail after her initial court appearance and ordered to
wear a GPS monitor and stay away from firearms, reported KVRR TV. If
convicted, she faces up to 10 years behind bars.
“They were in love. They loved each other,” Ruiz’s aunt, Claudia Ruiz,
told Valley News Live. “It was just a prank gone wrong. It shouldn’t have
happened like this. It shouldn’t have happened at all.”
Claudia Ruiz described Perez as a loving girlfriend and mother who had
been with her nephew for six years. According to Perez’s social media
accounts, the young woman was a stay-at-home mom. It appears she
controlled the camera for many of their YouTube vlogs and often shared
intimate, personal details with viewers.
“Our Vlogs will show you the real life of a young couple who happen to be
teen parents,” the description on their channel reads. “From highs to
lows. Achievements to struggles. Join the fun, Follow our journey!”
In a Facebook post last week that included the vlog post from their trip
to the fair, Perez wrote that they were in the process of making Ruiz his
own YouTube channel. His would focus on “all the crazy stuff,” she wrote.
La MonaLisa would be about their “family life.”
“Oh man is it going to be sweet!” she wrote.
Ruiz had discussed the book stunt before the shooting, family members told
KVRR. Along with Perez and friends, they had tried to talk him out of it.
“I wish they wouldn’t have done it,” Claudia Ruiz told WDAY-TV. “I wish he
would’ve just done another prank. He was so young. He had so much going
for himself.”
Another aunt, Lisa Primeau, said she “pretty much raised” Pedro Ruiz after
his mother died in Texas when he was a child, reported the Minneapolis
Star Tribune. Ruiz was always “putting a dangerous twist on everything he
did,” Primeau told the newspaper, like jumping off the top of the house
into the swimming pool.
“We called him our little daredevil,” Primeau told the Star Tribune.
The aunts said they all are supporting Perez. They want to name her unborn
baby Pedro, after his father.
“It’s a tragic incident. What she did … she has to live with that,”
Primeau told the Star Tribune. “It’s the worst punishment she can get.”
To stupid for words.
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Frank
2017-06-30 00:06:14 UTC
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a-book-would-stop-a-bullet-and-make-him-a-youtube-star-now-hes-
dead/?utm_term=.98c35cfa7e0f
Before Monday, before the 911 call and police investigation, Pedro Ruiz
III, an aspiring YouTube star in rural Minnesota, spent considerable time
convincing his girlfriend to shoot a gun at his chest.
There would be a thick encyclopedia book between the barrel and his body,
authorities say he told 19-year-old Monalisa Perez. The pages, he
reasoned, would stop the bullet.
He even had evidence that it had worked once before — a different book
with an entrance hole but no exit.
So on Monday evening, the young couple positioned two cameras outside
their home and prepared for their breakthrough stunt. They wanted fame,
family said, and danger often brings it.
“Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous
videos
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
ever,” Perez teased in a tweet at 5 p.m. “HIS idea not MINE.”
Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos
ever???? HIS idea not MINE??
3:00 PM - 26 Jun 2017
1,391 1,391 Retweets 961 961 likes
It had been three months since the young couple added their vlog, La
MonaLisa, to YouTube, where they posted clips of their daily lives and
their 3-year-old daughter. They live in Halstad, Minn., a tiny town on
the
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
North Dakota border between Grand Forks and Fargo. Episodes featured
shots
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
from their home, the car or at the doctor’s office, which is where Perez
revealed in May that she was pregnant with a boy.
Their shtick, though, was pulling minor pranks: doughnuts with baby
powder
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
instead of powdered sugar, feigning paralysis from a grocery store
wheelchair, hiding hot peppers on an egg salad sandwich. Just this week,
Perez posted a video of Ruiz doing a handstand inside a rotating fun
house
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
tunnel at the county fair.
But the bullet and book stunt was supposed to be their moment.
“I said, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it,’ ” Ruiz’s aunt, Claudia Ruiz, told
her
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
nephew when he shared his idea, according to Valley News Live. “Why are
you going to use a gun? Why?”
His response, she said, was simple: “Because, we want more viewers.”
With one camera attached to a ladder and the other propped on the back of
a car, the couple staged their stunt, according to authorities. Ruiz held
the book to his chest and Perez held the gun, a gold Desert Eagle .50
caliber pistol considered “one of the most powerful semiautomatic
handguns
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
in the world.”
From a foot away, court documents say, Perez fired.
This time, the bullet didn’t stop in the book but instead pierced Ruiz in
the chest. Medics tried to revive him, authorities said, but he was
declared dead at the house.
Neighbors told ABC affiliate WDAY-TV that they watched the scene unfold
from afar.
“Everyone was crying,” neighbor Wayne Cameron told the TV station. “I was
standing behind that tree over there. And that was it. I just couldn’t
take it anymore so I had to go back home.”
When Perez called 911 at 6:30 p.m., she told dispatchers the shooting was
accidental and explained the YouTube plan. Later, according to court
documents, she said that her boyfriend had been trying to convince her to
shoot the book “for awhile” and she finally relented. She told them about
the other book Ruiz had shot, the one that blocked the bullet, and
described the gun she fired.
A sheriff’s deputy found it in the grass outside the home.
Perez was arrested Monday on a charge of reckless discharge of a gun. On
Wednesday, that charge was upgraded to second degree manslaughter. She
was
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
released on $7,000 bail after her initial court appearance and ordered to
wear a GPS monitor and stay away from firearms, reported KVRR TV. If
convicted, she faces up to 10 years behind bars.
“They were in love. They loved each other,” Ruiz’s aunt, Claudia Ruiz,
told Valley News Live. “It was just a prank gone wrong. It shouldn’t have
happened like this. It shouldn’t have happened at all.”
Claudia Ruiz described Perez as a loving girlfriend and mother who had
been with her nephew for six years. According to Perez’s social media
accounts, the young woman was a stay-at-home mom. It appears she
controlled the camera for many of their YouTube vlogs and often shared
intimate, personal details with viewers.
“Our Vlogs will show you the real life of a young couple who happen to be
teen parents,” the description on their channel reads. “From highs to
lows. Achievements to struggles. Join the fun, Follow our journey!”
In a Facebook post last week that included the vlog post from their trip
to the fair, Perez wrote that they were in the process of making Ruiz his
own YouTube channel. His would focus on “all the crazy stuff,” she wrote.
La MonaLisa would be about their “family life.”
“Oh man is it going to be sweet!” she wrote.
Ruiz had discussed the book stunt before the shooting, family members
told
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
KVRR. Along with Perez and friends, they had tried to talk him out of it.
“I wish they wouldn’t have done it,” Claudia Ruiz told WDAY-TV. “I wish
he
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
would’ve just done another prank. He was so young. He had so much going
for himself.”
Another aunt, Lisa Primeau, said she “pretty much raised” Pedro Ruiz
after
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
his mother died in Texas when he was a child, reported the Minneapolis
Star Tribune. Ruiz was always “putting a dangerous twist on everything he
did,” Primeau told the newspaper, like jumping off the top of the house
into the swimming pool.
“We called him our little daredevil,” Primeau told the Star Tribune.
The aunts said they all are supporting Perez. They want to name her
unborn
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
baby Pedro, after his father.
“It’s a tragic incident. What she did … she has to live with that,”
Primeau told the Star Tribune. “It’s the worst punishment she can get.”
To stupid for words.
I heard people with high IQ's live longer.
Colbert
2017-07-02 17:53:43 UTC
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Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/29/he-thou
ght- a-book-would-stop-a-bullet-and-make-him-a-youtube-star-now-hes-
dead/?utm_term=.98c35cfa7e0f
Before Monday, before the 911 call and police investigation, Pedro
Ruiz III, an aspiring YouTube star in rural Minnesota, spent
considerable time convincing his girlfriend to shoot a gun at his
chest.
There would be a thick encyclopedia book between the barrel and his
body, authorities say he told 19-year-old Monalisa Perez. The pages,
he reasoned, would stop the bullet.
He even had evidence that it had worked once before — a different
book with an entrance hole but no exit.
So on Monday evening, the young couple positioned two cameras
outside their home and prepared for their breakthrough stunt. They
wanted fame, family said, and danger often brings it.
“Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most
dangerous
videos
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
ever,” Perez teased in a tweet at 5 p.m. “HIS idea not MINE.”
Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous
videos ever???? HIS idea not MINE??
3:00 PM - 26 Jun 2017
1,391 1,391 Retweets 961 961 likes
It had been three months since the young couple added their vlog, La
MonaLisa, to YouTube, where they posted clips of their daily lives
and their 3-year-old daughter. They live in Halstad, Minn., a tiny
town on
the
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
North Dakota border between Grand Forks and Fargo. Episodes featured
shots
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
from their home, the car or at the doctor’s office, which is where
Perez revealed in May that she was pregnant with a boy.
Their shtick, though, was pulling minor pranks: doughnuts with baby
powder
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
instead of powdered sugar, feigning paralysis from a grocery store
wheelchair, hiding hot peppers on an egg salad sandwich. Just this
week, Perez posted a video of Ruiz doing a handstand inside a
rotating fun
house
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
tunnel at the county fair.
But the bullet and book stunt was supposed to be their moment.
“I said, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it,’ ” Ruiz’s aunt,
Claudia Ruiz, told
her
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
nephew when he shared his idea, according to Valley News Live.
“Why are you going to use a gun? Why?”
His response, she said, was simple: “Because, we want more
viewers.”
With one camera attached to a ladder and the other propped on the
back of a car, the couple staged their stunt, according to
authorities. Ruiz held the book to his chest and Perez held the gun,
a gold Desert Eagle .50 caliber pistol considered “one of the most
powerful semiautomatic
handguns
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
in the world.”
From a foot away, court documents say, Perez fired.
This time, the bullet didn’t stop in the book but instead pierced
Ruiz in the chest. Medics tried to revive him, authorities said, but
he was declared dead at the house.
Neighbors told ABC affiliate WDAY-TV that they watched the scene
unfold from afar.
“Everyone was crying,” neighbor Wayne Cameron told the TV
station. “I was standing behind that tree over there. And that was
it. I just couldn’t take it anymore so I had to go back home.”
When Perez called 911 at 6:30 p.m., she told dispatchers the
shooting was accidental and explained the YouTube plan. Later,
according to court documents, she said that her boyfriend had been
trying to convince her to shoot the book “for awhile” and she
finally relented. She told them about the other book Ruiz had shot,
the one that blocked the bullet, and described the gun she fired.
A sheriff’s deputy found it in the grass outside the home.
Perez was arrested Monday on a charge of reckless discharge of a
gun. On Wednesday, that charge was upgraded to second degree
manslaughter. She
was
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
released on $7,000 bail after her initial court appearance and
ordered to wear a GPS monitor and stay away from firearms, reported
KVRR TV. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years behind bars.
“They were in love. They loved each other,” Ruiz’s aunt,
Claudia Ruiz, told Valley News Live. “It was just a prank gone
wrong. It shouldn’t have happened like this. It shouldn’t have
happened at all.”
Claudia Ruiz described Perez as a loving girlfriend and mother who
had been with her nephew for six years. According to Perez’s
social media accounts, the young woman was a stay-at-home mom. It
appears she controlled the camera for many of their YouTube vlogs
and often shared intimate, personal details with viewers.
“Our Vlogs will show you the real life of a young couple who
happen to be teen parents,” the description on their channel
reads. “From highs to lows. Achievements to struggles. Join the
fun, Follow our journey!”
In a Facebook post last week that included the vlog post from their
trip to the fair, Perez wrote that they were in the process of
making Ruiz his own YouTube channel. His would focus on “all the
crazy stuff,” she wrote. La MonaLisa would be about their
“family life.”
“Oh man is it going to be sweet!” she wrote.
Ruiz had discussed the book stunt before the shooting, family members
told
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
KVRR. Along with Perez and friends, they had tried to talk him out of it.
“I wish they wouldn’t have done it,” Claudia Ruiz told
WDAY-TV. “I wish
he
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
would’ve just done another prank. He was so young. He had so much
going for himself.”
Another aunt, Lisa Primeau, said she “pretty much raised” Pedro
Ruiz
after
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
his mother died in Texas when he was a child, reported the
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Ruiz was always “putting a dangerous
twist on everything he did,” Primeau told the newspaper, like
jumping off the top of the house into the swimming pool.
“We called him our little daredevil,” Primeau told the Star
Tribune.
The aunts said they all are supporting Perez. They want to name her
unborn
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
baby Pedro, after his father.
“It’s a tragic incident. What she did 
 she has to live with
that,” Primeau told the Star Tribune. “It’s the worst
punishment she can get.”
To stupid for words.
I heard people with high IQ's live longer.
What were they thinking? This is the mentality of the smart phone
generation. Should have aborted them all.

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