Two Instagram pranksters have outraged New Yorkers by pretending to contaminate a subway carriage with coronavirus.
David Flores and Morris Cordewell donned hazmats suits for the stunt while holding a container filled with liquid that had biological hazard markings on it.
In the video Cordewell gets up and spills the liquid over the floor as train passengers quickly jump out of harm's way. However, it turns out their bucket contained Kool-Aid juice.
The latest prank comes as the coronavirus death toll soared to over 1,100, with more than 45,000 infected around the world. That includes 12 with the virus in the US.
David Flores and Morris Cordewell donned hazmats suits for the stunt while holding a container filled with liquid that had biological hazard markings on it
'The first half people were kinda scared.' Cordewell told Business Insider. 'After we were like "Yo it's a prank," people were laughing.'
'There was one lady with her kids sitting next to me just laughing the whole time. I don't know how she knew it was a joke, but she knew it was a joke the whole time.' He added.
The New York City MTA, which operates the subway, said it had not been made aware of the video.
Although many agreed with the creators that their video was funny, others were not amused.
Although some of the train passengers appeared to laugh off the prank, others jumped out of the way
'What the f*** is wrong with people,' David Mack, an editor at Buzzfeed tweeted.
Tyler Wallace, 19, of Joliet, Illinois, turned himself in to police on Thursday
While a woman called Kelly Sue commented on Instagram: 'How can this be funny? People have died from the coronavirus. Very immature & stupid. Plus people are that gullible to think it would be transported like that, it's a virus & not in liquid form.'