A YouTube prankster’s latest social experiment has gone horribly wrong by showing just how easy it is to abduct an child at a playground.
In the video, Joey Salads asks parents at the playground for permission to carry out the filmed experiment on their children. He also asks whether they think their child would talk to him and walk away with him even though he is a complete stranger.
All three parents told Salads that they believed their child would ignore him or run away back to their parents.
But the results were not what the parents expected, even with the parents who told Salads they remind their child everyday not to talk to strangers.
From the distance, the parents watched in horror, gasping and covering their mouths, as their child left the playground with Salads and his lure of a puppy.
Within Canada in 2013, there were a total of 41,035 missing child reports, according to the RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains. British Columbia had 6,931 reports while Ontario had the most with 14,362.
Most children are abducted by someone they know such as a family member or close friend while the vast majority of missing children reports are consistently runaways. There were only 33 reports made for stranger abductions in 2013.