A man has sparked controversy with a prank he pulled on escape room employees.
If you're not familiar with escape rooms, they're places where a group is locked in a room and has to solve puzzles and find clues to escape, often by locating a key.
However, in an unexpected turn of events, this man decided to turn the tables. He locked the escape room employees inside a building and gave them clues on how to get out.
In a video that went viral on August 26, the man sprinted away after tying a wire around the door handles, trapping those inside.
Before making his getaway, he slipped a laminated sheet through the doors, which appeared to contain instructions.
The general manager, Nathaniel Witschi, 22, can be seen in the video trying to reach the man outside.
This incident took place at the Amazing Escape Room in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, USA.
A spokesperson for Amazing Escape Room commented: "Our employee was locked out of the escape room and was trying to get in, the footage captured was from our security videos."
They mentioned that the person responsible for the prank was familiar to the company and had pulled similar stunts in the past.
Fortunately, no harm was done, and the company hasn't pursued any consequences.
While some viewers found the video funny, others criticized the prankster for endangering the staff and causing unnecessary trouble.
"This is so dumb. What about an emergency happened and he couldn't get out," one commenter expressed.
"I know it's a joke but there's nothing worse than wanting to go home from work and not being able to," shared another.
"I worked as a fire marshal In Pennsylvania and under state law that young man is subject to imprisonment for unlawful entrapment for endangering another person in the event of a fire," a third pointed out.
However, some found humor in the situation.
One individual humorously remarked, "When you give Jigsaw his taste of his own medicine," referencing the Saw movie franchise.
Another person commented, "I'm sorry but this is genius."
A third praised it as 'brilliant.'
On the flip side, some were skeptical of its authenticity and suggested it could serve as an effective advertisement for the escape room based in Pennsylvania.