I mentioned a little earlier this crazy case of two friends trying to “test” a bullet proof vest in their basement – a genius idea that left one of them dead and the other in jail facing murder charges. We now have a bit more information on what went down – much of which could be summarized under the heading: leave testing out bullet proof vests to the professionals. If you must go DIY, make sure the shooter isn’t stoned.
According Christopher Flohr, attorney for suspect Mark Ramiro, 30, the stunt was planned as a “Jackass” style stunt which Ramiro and victim Darnell Mitchell were apparently videotaping. But this came after a series of other dares and stunts. The night apparently began with Mitchell agreeing to a dare to lick a toilet.
Not surprisingly both Ramiro and Roberts were, according to Ramiro’s attorney, under the influence of alcohol and drugs when the bullet proof vest ‘test’ took place.
Ramiro reportedly shot Roberts in the chest, but not part of his chest covered by the bulletproof vest.