Richard Demsick posted a TikTok video of himself running two miles through a Florida neighborhood while trying to look like a thief. He even carried a flat-screen TV under one arm, and instead of being met with a shotgun blast, he only got waves and hellos from residents. Via Insider.com:
His neighborhood, he said, recently did have a string of thefts. Despite that, his neighbors waved and smiled while he jogged.
"Not a soul" even approached him afterward to ask what he was doing, he said.
Demsick recorded parts of his run for a TikTok video that has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.
"All right, I figured it out. I've got my hat on backwards, I'm shirtless, like I'm on some episode of 'Cops.' I'm running with a TV. Someone's going to stop me now, for sure," Demsick in the video. "'Cause if not, what was the problem with Ahmaud?"
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