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Dad Hilariously Pranks Son Using Their Alexa After Catching Him Sneaking Out With Friends

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In addition to looking up information, telling you what time it is, and switching on your lights, home-assistant Alexa can also apparently predict if a TikTok video can go viral.

That is exactly what happened after a father decided to enlist Alexa to prank his son, Jesse, for sneaking out of the house.

When TikTok user @RhythmlessMan became wise to his son's stealth plan, he decided that he "kinda [had] to F with them" when Jesse and his friends returned home.

WARNING: NSFW language and hand gestures


@rhythmlessman

That was fun. Thanks, Alexa, for the assist! #fypage #parenting #teenager #college @shortking.com


A strategically placed Ring doorbell camera caught the errant teens climbing through the window and being surprised seconds later when the living room rights turned on unprompted.


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To seal the deal, Alexa spoke without invocation.

"Hi Jesse," said the Amazon voice assistant before warning:

"Next time, just say you want to go out, so you don't need to climb through a window with all your friends."
"I hope you had fun, were safe, and didn't c*** your pants when I started talking."



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Alexa then predicted:

"I may go viral on TikTok with this. Thanks for the content."

Her premonition was spot on.

According to Indy 100, the prank video, along with two follow-up videos, racked up 19 million views combined in just six days.

In one of the follow-ups, the dad explained how he set up the prank, which included the use of a decoy camera and LED smart bulbs.


@rhythmlessman

I had a ton of questions asking how I did it. #parenting #teenager #fypage


"[I] opened up Alexa, created what's called a routine which is super easy - it's just a bunch of if/when statements," he explained, while showing a visual aid of the app on his smartphone.

"Basically, it said: if the decoy camera detected any motion, wait 15 seconds – 'cause I wanted the kids to get in the window – then turn both lamps on to high brightness and then speak."



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While most users gave props to the dad for the prank, some focused on their displeasure for Jesse's F-bomb-laden response and hand gesture.


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But the dad ensured his son's reaction was not a direct dig at him.


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Others backed the dad and the banter he has with his son.

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Though his immediate reaction to being busted by Alexa was not family-friendly, Jesse appeared to be poking fun at himself with four comedy videos about the prank on his TikTok page.