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Comic Gold: Pranksters Plant Fake Treasure Chest on Venice Beach

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A couple of dudes punked Venice Beach by planting a fake treasure chest under the cover of night and returning the next day pretending to strike gold.

It looks like they got they got the crowd pretty good. The kids go bonkers demanding that the men, "Open it! Open it!" Even a lifeguard showed up to play a key role, warning them not to open up a chest that they didn't know anything about. But of course, they completely ignore her to the cheers of everyone.

It gets a little crazy at the end when they finally open the thing—we're glad no one got punched in the face trying to get their share of the (fool's) gold. Nice work, guys.