This past weekend a group of guys decided to have some fun and stage a celebrity sighting at a local mall. Posing as a celebrity, the “famous” Thomas Elliot walked around shopping with his friends. With the help of his buddies who spread rumours around the mall and dropping movies he is coming up in such as the Hunger Games and the new Spiderman, Thomas Elliot gets people into a frenzy. YouTube description states:
Using his real first and middle name, and with the help of just a few staged people, tons of people believed Thomas was a famous actor, including mall security. The mall assigned us a security detail who escorted us everywhere and helped close stores for the supposed celebrity.
I don’t know whether to credit their creativity or the people’s stupidity. I mean how hard is it to IMDB someone on a phone these days?