A YouTuber who films prank videos has been shot and injured after a practical joke went wrong.
Tanner Cook, 21, who regularly posts videos of him and his friends playing pranks on people for his channel, Classified Goons, was hurt after he attempted to prank a man at a mall in Virginia on Sunday.
It resulted in him being shot in the abdomen before being taken to hospital.
The stunt-gone-wrong played out in the food court of Dulles Town Center Mall.
“I was playing a prank and a simple practical joke, and this guy didn’t take it very well,” Cook told local TV station WUSA after undergoing surgery.
Police have arrested Alan W. Colie in connection with the incident.
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He was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm to commit a felony and discharging a firearm in a building.
Colie and the YouTuber did not appear to know each other, local police said in a statement.
Cook told WUSA the experience would not stop him making more prank videos in the future.
On his channel, he posts videos of him pranking shop employees, Uber drivers and strangers.