Another reason not to smoke?

October 30, 2009

Continuing on with today’s theme of curious responses by onlookers who are present at a crime scene…

Maybe you’ve already seen our video of a mafia-style hit on a guy with a mafia criminal record. It’s pretty strong stuff, and also fairly surprising.

A guy is smoking a cigarette outside a bar, a dude in a baseball cap walks into the bar, then comes out and kills cigarette guy with several shots.

Meanwhile, a woman checking out her scratch-off lottery ticket just keeps on doing that, then walks away. Even the hitman just walks off.

For those of us trained in human behavior, this raises a number of questions:

  • This new get-tough initiative on smokers, is it working?
  • Why are baseball fans suddenly turning so violent?
  • Are lottery officials allowed to use this footage in an ad campaign along the lines of, “Hold the noise down boys, I think I won the lottery!”

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That was brilliant on the woman’s part … she knew what was going on and her cool, calm reaction may well have saved her life.
Oh and remember … second hand smoke kills …

Posted by brett the pharmacist | Report as abusive

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I quit smoking about nine months ago. I was sort-of forced into it…. Right now, I would KILL for a cigarette.

Posted by some guy | Report as abusive

…and why are we sure the woman wasn’t part of the hit?

Posted by Johnny | Report as abusive

Hmmm… Baseball, cigarettes and lottery…. could be the plot of an upcoming Hollywood movie… Any clues on the name?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Johnny, if she was, I am sure she wouldn’t be buying the lottery!!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

wow! by the comments, it just goes to show how numb our society is!

Posted by yo | Report as abusive