It’s been a bloody rough 12 hours or so for Internet “pranksters” Jalals, who are weathering an absolute storm of controversy over a profoundly ill-thought out prank video that featured them fake shooting at a small child and her father was posted to their Facebook page.
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) February 24, 2016
But their morning did not end there.
“It’s deplorable behaviour as I’ve seen on it on the internet, absolutely horrid behaviour running around trying to terrorise members of the community dressed up in what they preserve terrorists look like.”“We have been investigating and have three of these individuals in police custody at the moment for interview.”“My view on that is we will charge them on whatever they can be charged with because this behaviour is just a ridiculous display and we don’t want to encourage it in any way shape or form.”“[Someone] could have a health scare as a result but also what happens if there was a police officer present who witnessed that, it could be a very deadly situation.”“We believe there could be criminal offences committed there, assaults, and imitation firearms and also as I understand it, these people have made some money which is proceeds of crime.”
The video, for the time being, remains up and active on Jalals Facebook page.