Halloween prop “jump-scares” have been used successfully on children for decades, but as a viral video has shown sometimes it also works on adults in broad daylight, as one Tennessee Amazon delivery driver found out the hard way.
This particular Halloween fright comes from Kem Galo of Nashville, who filmed the whole thing on her Ring camera set up outside her door. Galo sent the video to Fox 35 News, which helped the viral spread.
In the video, the driver calmly delivers a package at her front door, which has been thoroughly decorated for the Halloween season, and even has candy set out (perhaps set out just a little early, as the video is from October 9th). What the driver isn’t aware of is that the witch prop to his left has been rigged with a special sensor, which is activated whenever the lights are turned on – or when someone reaches into the bowl, as the driver found out.
As the driver reaches in for a little treat from the bowl set out in front of the witch, the motion sensor is triggered and the witch springs to life, complete with cackling laughter. The driver can be seen looking up for a split second before jumping back several feet, and then further retreating onto the yard. He is then seen doubling over and laughing as he circles around the yard, collecting himself, before returning to his delivery van (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ space tourism adventures need funding, after all).
Galo thoroughly enjoyed the amusement, before revealing that she’d been recording multiple people experiencing the joy of the rigged up witch, telling Fox 35, “We’ve had a lot of fun watching our ring videos of people coming to our door.”
As for the driver, Galo stated that “he took the spook with great humor and was a great sport,” and added that she plans to give the driver extra candy in the event that she ever sees him again.
The viral witch scare was perhaps a more innocent form of viral entertainment than another videotaped Amazon driver in Florida, who was lost his job after a film surfaced on Friday (and went viral on Tiktok) of a woman in a skimpy dress exiting the rear of his van near an apartment complex.
Another Amazon driver obtained notoriety in California back in June, after being arrested for allegedly beating an old woman during an incident involving a purportedly missing package, while allegedly ranting about “white privilege.”
Hopefully Halloween 2021 will be a safe and fun event full of innocent comedy for everyone, and fear confine to harmless pranks involving silly witch jump-scares. Amazon employees may find any prop involving a noose hitting a little too close to home, however.
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