In the plethora of scratch-your-head stories emerging from YouTube’s instant, unfiltered microphone comes this gem (AP via Fox News):
DOVER, N.Y. — A pair of 17-year-olds who drove to Oniontown after a series of YouTube videos portrayed the hamlet as a run-down, backwoods dump were pelted with rocks by an angry group of young residents, authorities said.
The teens, from Mahopac, N.Y., about 30 miles south of Oniontown, were recovering from their injuries. State police troopers arrested a 17-year-old from the tiny community Thursday and charged him with criminal mischief for taking part in the assault. The investigation is ongoing, and additional arrests were expected, police said.
State police investigator Eric Schaefer said it wasn’t the first time out-of-towners were attacked by local residents. “My advice is simple,” said the investigator, “If you’re not a resident of Oniontown, stay away.”
A coupla things. First, I don’t really blame the folks in Oniontown for not liking being dissed. Second, I’m pretty sure this NY State Trooper isn’t a nominee to lead the Oniontown Chamber of Commerce.
ps – the Oniontown videos are R-rated, no linky from here on purpose.