Yes, that’s an actual prank. To try to take other’s luggage at the airport.
Flying is one of the more stressful things to do. Get to the airport. get through security. Get that connecting flight. And then, get to baggage claim and hope your bag showed up. It’s all very stressful. And probably the last place you want to have someone pulling a prank on you. Yet, it’s a thing. To torment people for followers and clicks. This page has 838,000 followers who enjoy watching Salim prank people. This video has been viewed over a million times. There’s a thong prank at the beginning, just skip past it if you want to see the airport stuff.
You can see the people even the video are confused, some a little upset when he argues about the luggage.
So it’s not too big of a stretch to think that someone escalates the confrontation. And that’s what happened here. It kind of looks like the Austin airport, but I’m not completely sure. Also, I don’t know if it’s the same prankster, it could be a copycat trying to get clicks.
YouTuber who pranks people by trying to steal their luggage at airports to get people's reactions goes wrong pic.twitter.com/kKs6f8S7Tk— Detect Fights 💕 (@detectfights) January 23, 2023
I’m actually surprised this doesn’t happen more often with these You Tube pranksters. Watch the video again and you’ll see the prankster is the first to make it a physical altercation when he grabs the man’s shirt. This video will likely pop up in a civil suit.
I’m just trying to get my luggage and go home.