Play Stupid Games – Win Stupid Prizes – YouTuber Teen Negligently Shoots & Kills Boyfriend for Video

Sometimes one just has to shake their head at the sheer level of stupidity we humans can wring upon ourselves. The latest example of someone who is likely related to Murphy is teenager Monalisa Perez who accidentally, nay, negligently shot her boyfriend 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz in the chest with a .50 Desert Eagle. Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Perez, who is pregnant their second child, claimed she accidentally shot him while filming a YouTube video where the round was supposed to impact a book. Ruiz had supposedly tested the video by firing a round at another book, which was used to convince Perez of the video’s viability.

The progenitor of the idea seems to be Ruiz, who had been trying to convince Perez of the video idea for some time. Where agreeing to do the video, it obviously all went wrong at the filming and the round hit Ruiz in the chest. Fortunately, the whole story is on video. A GoPro and another camera set up to record the video were secured by police for evidence.

While a tragic situation, these could have been avoided with just the tiniest sliver of common sense. Now Perez faces likely jail time while pregnant and the two children will grow up without a father.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


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  • Martin Grønsdal

    Darwin Awards is the prize

    • Guest

      No, a Darwin award is for the one who extracts himself from the gene pool. This one managed to reproduce before doing that thus no Darwin award.

      • Anonymoose

        The general consensus was that these trailer-trash “Dreamers” would certainly have had more than 2 kids, so at least the damage is somewhat contained.

        • Badwolf

          Actually it’s not contained. Pedro can’t have more kids. But his kid could have more kids, so Pedro’s line continues. Let’s just hope the kid didn’t inherit Pedro’s stupidity (or gets a better education).

          • Anonymoose

            Yeah, I guess that’s the best we could hope for.

          • John1943

            And the teenager will probably serve a short enough sentence (poor dear, think of all the suffering she went through! /sarcasm) to have more kids when put back into the general population.

      • Jim Slade

        The actual Darwin Award has an “Honorable Mention” category for folks that tried real hard but lived.
        They get one of each.

      • n0truscotsman

        how depressing

  • Evidently what happened is that these idiots had stacked up an encylopedia set and shot it with a Deagle to see how many books the bullet would go through, and when the answer was “didn’t go all the way through the first volume” the ex-idiot got the idea that books were bulletproof and decided he’d hold up one book and have the current idiot shoot it so he could make eight hundred thousand million billion dollars by posting it on Yootoob. It didn’t seem to have occurred to either idiot that all of the other volumes stacked behind the first were what was keeping the bullet from penetrating it.

    • Giolli Joker

      Nor the fact that, say, 15 pounds of books move back, absorbing energy, much more than a book stacked against 180 pounds of stupidity.

    • Lyman Hall

      No, that’s incorrect. The test bullet did not penetrate because the force of the impact pushed the book out of the way, like a car wreck. When Pedro held the book in front of his chest, the book could not move and was therefore penetrated, like a car hitting a building.

      • Bradley

        I’ve shot at a lot of books, and this is my theory as well. If you stand a book on end unsupported most large, relatively slow bullets penetrate surprisingly little.

    • Gun Fu Guru

      I guess the idiots haven’t heard about demonetization either.

    • Kinetics

      I’m also gonna go out on a limb and guess that the “test” volume was probably thicker than the “video shoot” volume.

  • mikee

    As much as I support the 2nd Amendment in the USA. I cannot fathom the number of f***wits that can get hold of a gun in the USA.

    • Sasquatch

      Well if there were no guns it would be knifes. If no knifes well stupid is as stupid does.

      • Edison Frisbee

        If not gunses, it’d be those damn “knifes”…..

        • Sasquatch

          They just sneak up and pike ya.

      • mikee

        Its not about guns, cars, knives or any other object. Its about common sense. There is definitely a DNA problem! hence the Darwin awards etc.,

        • Sasquatch

          Ya don’t say….

      • Wow!

        Yup. Visit South America, people who don’t have guns still do a lot of dumb things with knives and fire… and usually impaired to just add to the mess.

    • SGT Fish

      would you have rather she killed him a different way? axe swing? large firecracker? ice pick? fire? hit him with a car?
      which one would make YOU feel better about America’s freedom, and keep you from making ignorant comments?
      or think of it this way, if they couldn’t get a gun, these dumb idiots would probably keep breeding lol

      • Anonymoose

        If it wasn’t being shot with a gun or hit with a throwing knife, he probably would have swallowed a Roman candle or something eventually.

        • Major Tom

          Probably an avid follower of “Here hold muh beer”.

        • Sunshine_Shooter

          And would have had more kids, too. Frankly, the world is better off for them having used a gun.

          *nah, a phonebook.

      • B-Sabre

        Maj Mustard.
        In the library.
        With a pipe wrench.

        • SGT Fish

          thank you for that perfect response to my rant. incredibly funny

          • B-Sabre

            De nada.

        • The Punisher

          Actually it’s Colonel Mustard…

          • B-Sabre

            He got demoted for inappropriate relations with a subordinate.

      • Nashvone

        Tee his nuts up and hit ’em with a golf club? I’m sick and twisted enough to laugh at that for hours.

      • mikee

        Common sense!

    • Major Tom

      The number is much much lower than the amount of f*ckwits who can get behind the wheel of a car.

      • mikee

        It’s not a numbers game. It’s common sense, something lacking in the DNA.

        • Major Tom

          And there’s a lot more people with DUI’s and other vehicular charges than there are folks with ND’s on their records.

          So which people are the more f*ckwit again?

    • valorius

      These same idiots make motorcycle, free running and extreme climbing videos. They’d kill themselves even without a gun.

      • mikee

        You’re right! Still comes down to common sense. The object doesn’t matter.

    • n0truscotsman


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  • Gary Kirk

    Why couldn’t they have done this BEFORE breeding..

    • USMC03Vet

      Mortimer, that man is a product of a poor environment. There’s nothing wrong with him, I can prove it……

      • Huge movie fan

        Of course there’s something wrong with him!

        Although the jury’s still out with what exactly that is!

    • n0truscotsman

      One has to wonder

    • Oronzi

      oh, no. I think the mistake was not uploading the video BEFORE the police seized it.
      Sure enough the video would have achieved what they predicted in the tweet and they were hoping beforehand, going viral.

  • Jim Slade

    What a waste of a good book and one round of ammo.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      If only they had used a book by Karl Marx and a round of .45ACP there would have been no real loss, but I guess he would have lived it had been .45ACP…

  • John Ruhl

    LMFAO !!!
    A bit of chlorine in the gene pool is a good thing

  • GuySerious

    Welp, its been a minute since I’ve seen such a clear cut winner of the ‘Darwin Award.’ Exactly what is this woman gonna say to their child when it grows up enough to ask ‘where’s daddy?’ “Sorry dear, I accidentally shot daddy for the views and clicks..”

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Given the poor kids genetic inheritance he may drown in a cereal bowl before age 10.

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      They already had one kid, she’s pregnant with their second one. Not sure if eligible for Darwin Honorary Mention since he procreated twice.

  • Maybe if he picked up a book before this one he’d still be alive.

    • noob

      Books don’t educate people. People educate people.

      • Connor

        People write books.

      • PaulWVa

        Hardly ….People educate themselves period….some use school, some use books, some seek the help of teachers….but education is up to you. No one really made you pay attention in school. This is why Britney Spears referred to Toronto, Canada and “over seas”, a campaign aid had to explain “air space” to that former governor of Alaska, (what’s her name?) She ran for VP.. Also thought dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago. And look how many people actually thought Hillary would make a good president….not paying attention.

  • Brian Menin

    It’s unfortunate that young people think being “YouTube famous” is a viable alternative to actual employment.

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      Up until the Adpocolypse a couple months ago, it was very viable. It still is, if you get massive view counts.

    • valorius

      Except it is…you can become a multimillionaire on you tube. People have done it. That dude pewdiepie has a net worth of $20 million.

      • DangerousClown

        People have won the lottery too. Doesn’t make it a viable career path.

        • valorius

          You tube has created dozens of millionaires. You can make a career out of it if you apply yourself as ardently as you would to any other profession.

          • DangerousClown

            Dozens… Out of how many users? Clearly, this couple didn’t succeed.

          • Random Disabled Person

            I think, the other thing to remember is the fees were only restructured, which is “the people who got in early, had it good”. The gold rush has ended, now its working with the masses that came to where the riches were to be(already had been) made.
            Want a minimum wage for the youtube job?

            When large groups of people are producing videos on the same subjects youtube/google doesn’t need to recruit and reward aka pay people as well. This is capitalism in the market place. The great American way.

            Don’t forget quality digital camera and editing software is so easy &common now, no entry barrier. I gave people locally and many bands their first digital images back when a quality digital camera cost more than a nice rifle. My service was valuable, although I didn’t charge. I wanted to help grow and give back something to a scene that had given me so much.. Using Photoshop then was debated(argued vehemently ) if what you had was still a “photo” verse a drawing or painting type of picture. To think there are megabytes to possible gigabytes of heated arguments on that subject in the internet archive is kinda funny. Much how people will view the great youtube “Adpocolypse of 2017″, if they even remember it in a few years. Remember Live Journal’s great strike through account deletion? No? Well it was consuming the internet when it happened, to now ” what was LJ again?”…

            How many channels are there on Metal Working or Off Grid living (internet… digital camera… video editing… = off grid, I think they missed the Off Grid “non dependent on grid services” concept) that you can you find? how about I’m going get paid to revue harbor freight tools folks? At least the ad revenue will pay for harbor freight junk still.

            You also have those people who do it because they want to teach and share what they know and love. To them it wasn’t about the money. They are the refreshing ones to watch . Of course they ruin it for the people who are going to sell what they (think they )know … the Voda Consulting of youtube, which is raking in more views. So is that man the fool, he appears?

            Many youtubers sadly followed in the obnoxious repetitive begging you to hit like, plus subscribe. As if anyone doesn’t know what those two buttons do…. Please could you also give us a pop up that your business has email list, I would never thought of that, or a FB account, those icons at the top and bottom of every page weren’t big enough and they didn’t strobe my screen saying “click here” so like I just didn’t know what to do, Oh lordy’……..

            SO support my patreon or I’m going to flounce off in a huff.

            Remember ebay start and the ever increasing fees?

            Bit-____choose your crypto-currency mining wallet chain…..Peopled cried when they weren’t getting as many bit ____ for mining also.

            Everyone is always loosing their income on this never dot com bubble bursting….. Its like the national deficit to hear them tell how much they’ve lost in potential earnings…. Which whoa is the billions of revenue & deaths adblockers have caused because of pop ups….

            To have a job in video production, remember theentertainment industry quote/joke” little wires, big money”. You know how many people never make their ends meet in entertainment business? If all the actors,actresses and musicians disappeared from your city, you would notice that most of service industry staff disappeared before figuring out that it was people working and producing entertainment.

            The thing is,if youtube video content is that good, they can sell it through numerous platforms. With micro costs to profits. Except very few can make money that way because of the fact people paying for the product are advertisers trying to ride welcomed guests’ shirt tails into people’s homes/screens. That have made them unwelcomed and blocked because they couldn’t restrain themselves. If they treated the people they were trying to seduce so crappy, why would anyone think that advertisers would treat the content providers any better?

          • valorius

            It could honestly be hundreds. There are a lot of goobers sitting on fat back accounts now cause they play video games (or whatever) all day long. Look at markplier, or my daughters favorite, Naiah and Elli’s toy show.

      • n0truscotsman

        I missed my calling

    • Random Disabled Person

      Now people get youtube famous and must have paetrons pay them. See their Borderline & Narcissistic Personality Disorder based threats for funding. Explain how they’re be prosecuted for using another companies’ resources to make money and now they are allowing them to make less but still able to get paid. Which you *just* must help the click bait movie stars, you know over people who are in real need. Sadly they will get more in donations than many people who need help with affording medication, not becoming homeless, families needing to have peatron page to help with burial costs…. But their youtube film channel is a higher priority, reflects badly on the youth and the adults on both sides of equation.

      Instead of touring carnivals with acts and freak shows, we now have youtube providing them bigger audiences with less production costs. They don’t even have to pay for bandwidth and domain registration. In third world countries the youtube channel job can be a real job, in 1st world countries not so much.

      Remember when a lot of the education youtube videos were done by people who wanted to help people learn? Not to fund their “career”. Like the first webpages built by wanting to have website for fellow gun enthusiasts to learn and deposit information at. You know what people though with deja news the group rec.gun could become for depository of information. Forgive me i needed to download the rar and par files of “Voda Consulting” overnoght so I can comment on a few 30 second clips…… At least that tech barrier help keep stupid away until the endless September of 1993. With digital camera being cheaper everyone thinks they can catch that hollywood gold.

    • Bradley

      Producing media and making a living from advertising revenue isn’t legitimate employment?

      • DangerousClown

        “Imma shoot my baby daddy” isn’t quite the same as “producing media”.

        • Bradley

          You generalized, and there is plenty of high quality content on youtube that generates tons of money. It’s kind of ridiculous to say that it isn’t a viable career path.

      • Ben Pottinger

        I was about to say the same thing. There is ton’s of great content on youtube and as someone experienced in the field (video/photo) I can tell you that producing quality content requires a fair amount of skill and effort. Its far from something a lazy loser would turn an easy buck with. Yes a few folks manage to create some silly/stupid one-off video and make a fortune from it, but most of the big earners spend huge amounts of time and effort making their content. (obviously these morons are not “creators”. lol)

        If you don’t think the content creators make money for youtube just look at how quickly the company responded to advertisers pulling out over the “racist” videos having their ads attached to them!! Youtube makes a fortune off advertising, even after turning over a tiny fraction of it to the content creators.

        I hope the “adpocolypse” doesn’t “break” the platform and return us to nothing buy puppy videos and these “idiot” videos. I love having access to all the great (and *free*) content on youtube.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Its always these jack holes who make the news.

    • BigR

      Yeah, but he don’t know about it!!!!

  • Jtommr

    I live very close to where this happened. Another unbelievable fact is there was actually a small crowd gathered to watch this insanity and nobody stopped them. The shooting took place inside of city limits right next to their home.

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      Dumb for a penny, dumb for a pound.

      Wait, how come no terrible, baked-potato-quality, vertically filmed cell phone video has hit the internet yet?

    • n0truscotsman

      good lord

      /shakes head/

  • Disarmed in CA

    The terrible jokes just write themselves. Rest in Peace, daredevil…. we hardly knew ye

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    Pics or it didn’t happen. I want the footage released.

  • Bierstadt54

    Tragic. Insanely stupid. But most of all, I hope that the girl does not get jail time for this. It was clearly the guy’s fault, and it would be criminal in its own way to punish her considering that is the LAST thing the guy would ever have wanted to happen (other than what already did, obviously).

    • Random Disabled Person

      But many states have mandatory domestic abuse/violence laws. If the police come… someone has to go to jail. So if it was an accident she must be jailed and charged for domestic violence. Because some reason law makers think police can’t figure out when to arrest a sh**stain…. I’m hard pressed to think in this day and age any officer has tolerance for abusers. A well meaning with good intention law does more harm. Arrests can causes serous issues even without convictions.

  • Michael Rice

    Been seeing the reactions to this for a while now (on my local new’s Facebook Comment section), everything from laughter and darwin awards to a couple ‘omg why do we have this gun?! WONT SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!’ to of course the idiots who think just because it’s a .50 it’s some kind of super death laser that can go through 2 main battle tanks, 5 engine blocks and 16 heads. Out of all the comments I’ve seen, the ‘lol what u expct, .50 cal!!!” ones probably irk me the most.

    • PaulWVa

      Make up you mind, Michael… dead, one in jail, kids with no parents and your upset about what other people say about the “gun”. You’re as bad as those you’re whining about….jeez….

  • Real questions

    How did these wuckfits get their hands on a $1,200 weapon? That’s what I want to know. One now orphan to take care of already, another on the way, and they somehow had a desert eagle?

    • Muzzlehatch

      Charge cards.

  • valorius

    She’s a young girl that got convinced by her moron boyfriend it was safe by ‘testing it’ first. I really don’t think she should be held accountable for his stupidity…..2 more kids in foster care doesn’t help anyone here.

    • Nashvone

      If it had worked and the video went viral, do you think child protective services would let them continue to raise those kids?

      • valorius

        They might give them a visit and a “You people are morons talk,” but i seriously doubt they’d have removed the children for a stupid stunt. Heck, DHS never took Evil Kenevils kids away. And he was just as nuts as these two.

        • Random Disabled Person

          Times were different and today’s “ant-gun” culture, makes it a bigger risk. Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel was a stuntman & showman who also used stunt coordinators.

          • ostiariusalpha

            He also ignored his stunt coordinators and did what he wanted anyway.

  • valorius

    I wonder if the video of this idiocy will ever become public.

  • jonp

    Go Big Or Go Home

  • Anomanom

    And people ask me why i believe the human race deserves to go extinct.

  • RazorHawk

    I’m not sure if these people are stupid, or insane or both. Even 4 year old kids would know not to do this.

  • Glenn

    The amount of intelligence in the universe is finite. The population is increasing.

  • Roderick Lalley

    See there is a FIX for STUPID !!! But IT IS permanent…………………………………..

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  • Cary Starke

    Well , He’s in a better place now …. Being that he had 3 children to disappoint him.

  • Ganderite

    That pistol must kick pretty hard. The kind of kick that leads to a flinch.

    If i was going to ask my wife to fire an important shot where accuracy matters, that would eb the last gun I would give her.

    I wonder if she missed the book?