This year has been extra in pretty much every sense of the word and, with the arrival of autumn, 2020 shows no sign of slowing down.
In keeping with the ever increasing madness, a trend has emerged among high school and college students: staging their own kidnapping during Zoom classes.
Confused? Let us enlighten you.
They staged a kidnapping to get him out of lectures. This is real friendship goals 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/zHrFtf7URS— Blay 🇬🇭🇨🇮 (@Blay 🇬🇭🇨🇮)1600724380.0
Two people in hooded sweatshirts and ski masks appeared and forcibly grabbed the man in the center frame out of his chair. Eventually, the lecturer interrupted the session to say, "Did you guys just see Tyler get kidnapped?"
Naturally, these videos are popping up all across the internet.
Zoom Kidnapping gone wrong 😂😂 https://t.co/J934LXgbIe— Barstool Quinnipiac (@Barstool Quinnipiac)1600701314.0
Please be safe out there Bobcats. Multiple Zoom kidnappings have been reported. Please keep your doors locked and w… https://t.co/Ml6Ha5DJAq— Barstool Quinnipiac (@Barstool Quinnipiac)1599755227.0
Your 2/3 https://t.co/q7So48AULz— Barstool Quinnipiac (@Barstool Quinnipiac)1599755235.0
Back 3/3 https://t.co/dqH40BGxI8— Barstool Quinnipiac (@Barstool Quinnipiac)1599755247.0
@Blayofficial Same energy 😂 https://t.co/TxdCqwuZVZ— Rojas (@Rojas)1600799636.0
A TikTok account called @Zoomnappers is dedicated to these false kidnapping videos.
People are thankfully viewing them with good humor.
@Blayofficial @K_Figgs96 Teacher: “Did you guys just see Tyler get kidnapped?” Students: 🤷🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️😂 https://t.co/RJuiBpQXmx— Baptist (@Baptist)1600778593.0
@Blayofficial Y'all do a lot to skip the classes you paid for— Squilliam Fancyson (@Squilliam Fancyson)1600795295.0
@Blayofficial Like he knows it’s fake but it’s like in the job to say something if that’s happens 😂😂😂😂 everyone is gon be tired after that.— TS ViVi S. Fierce 💎💕✨ #BLM (@TS ViVi S. Fierce 💎💕✨ #BLM)1600839573.0
The trend has some people worried that it may start actually happening and nobody will be around to make sure the "victim" is okay.
@Blayofficial Worst will be teacher are going to become wise to it, and when a child is actually kidnapped for real… https://t.co/5gGvcmkAeI— 🏴 Topher_Ryuk (ControlTheAction) (@🏴 Topher_Ryuk (ControlTheAction))1600890504.0
@Blayofficial Wait so did everyone in the class know it was staged except the teacher???— 西茜 Xixi (@西茜 Xixi)1600839095.0
@Blayofficial One of these days this is gonna be real and they’re gonna take is as a joke lmfao.— cash.me/$sadnegrito (@cash.me/$sadnegrito)1600825612.0
@Blayofficial Calmly.... “Do we need to call the police?” LOL 😂 Sir I wouldn’t want you to witness me being taken awayyyy 😂🤣😂— NIKEISHAXOX💋 🇧🇧 $10 OnlyFans (@NIKEISHAXOX💋 🇧🇧 $10 OnlyFans)1600827150.0
@Blayofficial I’m mad he had to ask the council if they saw it and if they need to call the police 😂 The panic was so low 🤣— Chef’s Kiss (@Chef’s Kiss)1600865710.0
While this is an unexpected fun moment for 2020, it does have the potential to turn dangerous.
Hopefully this won't become a case of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."