There are many pranks that fail right away because they seem like situations most people wouldn’t fall for. This is one of those pranks. Watching the beginning unfold, it’s hard to believe someone would fall for it but the prank is set up perfectly. They got people’s attention at the perfect time and the when it goes down no one is the wiser.
They get full credit for pulling off a great prank and getting awesome reactions from people who are absolutely confused, with no clue how they could’ve missed it.