SEQUIM, Wash. – Parents are furious after two brothers staged a child abduction.
Q13Fox reports a van pulled over next to a playground full of kids.
One man jumped out, grabbed a little boy, and jumped back in the van.
Witnesses called 911, while other kids on the playground panicked.
The van came back and the people inside told the parents they were making an educational video on child abductions.
The mother and the boy were both in on the “abduction.”
According to Q13Fox, the stunt was staged by twin brothers Jeremy and Jason Holden.
The twins have a YouTube page where they post pranks, but they insist the child abduction video was not a prank and was made only to educate the public.
On TwinzTv’s YouTube video, they stated they called the cops before hand to let them know what they were doing.
However, parents who witnessed the event were furious.
“Everyone was furious,” said Rebekah Asin, a parent who watched the young boy get snatched up by a masked man.
“It was terrifying for everybody involved,” said Tiffany Barnett, another parent who witnessed the ‘abduction.’
Since the Holden brothers posted the video on YouTube, they have received plenty of angry posts.
One of the brothers, Jeremy Holden defended their actions.
“We didn’t expect people to get that upset about it,” he said.
Although police are investigating the incident, they do not believe the brothers committed a crime.