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Issue 116 - July 2011 - Page 8

Exhibit B-5 Viral Video - Girl Gets Hit By Car After Prank Goes Wrong

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A viral video apparently depicts a prank turned deadly in which a young woman gets hit and killed by a car as she runs terrified from her house after a friend poses as a masked intruder.

Brief Analysis
The video is not footage of a real accident. Instead, it is an entirely scripted short film featuring actors and “Rachel” was not hurt or killed, nor was the video used in a court case.

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Last updated: 21st June 2011
First published: 21st June 2011
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer

Subject: Exhibit B-5 (a.k.a. Girl Dies)

A video used in a court-case that my father adjudicated. The blond girl was sued by the parents of her roommate

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Detailed Analysis
A video, which supposedly depicts a young woman being killed by a car after a prank goes horribly wrong, has circulated widely via social media websites and email. Credits on the video identify it as “Exhibit B-5” in a 2009 court case concerning the death of the girl. The video has generated a great deal of discussion, with many commentators maintaining the footage depicts a real accident while others suggesting that the incident was entirely staged.

In this case, the more sceptical commentators are correct. The incident shown in the video was indeed entirely staged and scripted. “Rachel”, the young prank victim featured in the film, was played by Cindy Vela, a US based actress and model. Vela includes the following information about the video on her Facebook page, along with pictures from the making of the film:
This is a short film entitled EXHIBIT B-5. It’s meant for entertainment purposes only. Credits include:

Written & Directed: Kyle Rankin
Digital FX: R. Zane Rutlege
Rachel (girl who dies): me/Cindy Vela
Sheri (blonde): Mircea Monroe
Neighbor (guy): Corin Nemec

No mannequins were used and I can't say exactly how we did it, but I did have to lay on top of and underneath the car. I have to applaud the special effects -- the first time I saw it I was shocked. This was NOT a reenactment of a real story, and NOT a clip of a full length film.
The short film’s director is also identified as Kyle Rankin on Cindy Vela’s IMDb page. Kyle Rankin and other players have so far remained relatively tight lipped about their involvement in the film. However, “Sheri”, the blond girl shown in the longer version of the film is clearly identifiable as the actress Mircea Monroe. And, the male accomplice in the longer version is also clearly identifiable as the actor Corin Nemec.

The film was posted on Claudia McKinney’s Youtube Channel along with another “Exhibit” film about a ghost attack.

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Exhibit B-5 Video Short Version
Exhibit B-5 (a.k.a. Girl Dies) Long Version
Cindy Vela Website
Facebook - Exhibit B-5 and Girl Dies
IMDb Cindy Vela
IMDb - Mircea Monroe
IMDB - Corin Nemec
Claudia McKinney’s Youtube Channel
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  2. F-Secure 'Security Maintenance' Password Phishing Scam
  3. No Ordinary Bus - Robert Mugabe's Luxury Bus Protest Message
  4. Rugby World Cup Advance Fee Lottery Scam
  5. South African Giant Rats Risk Alert
  6. McDonald's 'Free Dinner Day' Malware Email
  7. Overblown Facebook Warning: Remove All Profile Pics With Kids
  8. Exhibit B-5 Viral Video - Girl Gets Hit By Car After Prank Goes Wrong
  9. Sheikh Zayed House Hoax
  10. Lightning Storm Meets Volcanic Eruption Photos
  11. Facebook Warning - Applications Sending Porno Messages in Your Name
  12. Paypal 'Strange IP from a Different Location' Phishing Scam
  13. Black Van Child Abduction Alert - Number Plate Ending With 03A
  14. 'New Way to Hack Your Face Book' Warning Message
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  17. Direct TV Treatment of Joplin Tornado Victims Protest Message
  18. Diversity Visa Lottery Green Card Scam
  19. Becoming a Father or Mother Facebook Group Pedophile Warning Hoax
  20. Elephant 'Road Rage' in South Africa