Internet skeptics are suggesting that the viral video that shows a 2-year-old’s heroic rescue of his twin brother from beneath a fallen dresser is too good to be true. With the video — showing Bowdy Shoff of Utah lifting the dresser off his brother Brock — now spread across the web, social media has lit up with frame-by-frame “evidence” that it was all a set-up.
The red flags include:
- An empty dresser: There are no clothes or items in any of the dresser’s eight drawers.
- The nanny-cam’s direction: The camera is trained on the dresser instead of the boy’s bed.
- No parental watch: Some thought it was suspicious that neither of the parents heard the dresser fall or the kids yelling.
But Ricky Shoff denied that it was a stunt, saying Wednesday that it was pure coincidence that he happened to work for the company.
- The father’s connection: Ricky Shoff works for Vivint Smart Home, the company that sells the nanny-cam that captured the incident.
Why skeptics think ‘miraculous’ dresser rescue is a hoax | New York Post