Former NASA engineer admits 'glitter bomb' video was partially fake

Mark Rober admits You Tube glitter bomb video was partially faked

Mark Rober admits You Tube glitter bomb video was partially faked

Now, the former NASA engineer has admitted that some of the video was unintentionally fake.

It is one of the viral videos of the year, but elements of it were unwittingly faked.

Just days after he was recognized for designing a glitter bomb that farts on package thieves, former NASA engineer Mark Rober is issuing an apology because some of the reactions of the thieves on the video were staged.

In his admission, Rober wrote that he reached out to people willing to put a package on their porch and "a friend of a friend" volunteered. But the "thieves" that stole the package from that person were "actually acquaintances of the person helping me".

Mark Rober, in a statement on Twitter Thursday, said he'd removed more than a minute of footage from his widely-seen video after, "I was presented with information that caused me to doubt the veracity of 2 of the 5 reactions in the video".

Rober goes on to say that he has since confirmed that both of the prank reactions that resulted from this agreement ended up being totally fake, and that the individuals in those clips knew that the package was a glitter bomb.

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Much of the video focuses on Rober creating the package, but the payoff comes toward the end, when he secretly records it in action in the hands of unsuspecting thieves.

As of Wednesday, the video had more than 22 million views.

The package was left on Mark's porch with a label stating that it had been sent by "Kevin McCallister" and was stolen on several occasions. The friend of the friend then found some people to take the packages. "I have since removed those reactions from the original video (originally 6:26-7:59)". "He has since cut them from the video".

But I guess this is the flawless ending to the YouTube video of the year. The delivery person leaves the package inside the home instead of the doorstep. This incident led Amazon to declare that it is working with police in New Jersey region to combat the parcel theft crime.

Though some online have wondered whether Rober hired actors, he insisted all of the recorded footage was of actual package thieves.

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