As soon as I saw the little Live Leak stamp in the top left-hand corner, I knew I was in for a real treat. The last time I saw a Live Leak video someone had most of their limbs torn off, and that wasn’t even the main attraction of the video. The video was about the subtleties of baking a quality loaf of Italian bread, but when it’s on Live Leak you have to be ready for whatever happens. Unfortunately, the baker was not ready for that explosive chimney fire that engulfed him and the entire camera crew — then again, that’s why it was on Live Leak and not Home and Garden Television.
I don’t want to say that I’m disappointed, but people seemed to have reacted vaguely appropriately to a situation for once. No one responded with a hail of gunfire, and no one invited him to come over and look after their small children. There was a measured response that fell somewhere between get the hell out of my store and I’m putting as many locked doors between us as humanly possible and I’m calling the cops.
Then again, there’s always a chance that the fellow with the stocking on his head isn’t actually a robber, and he’s simply trying to fight off the evening chill, but the world may never know. The guy is just lucky that he escaped with every limb still attached to his body, and this didn’t turn into a real Live Leak video.