Last week the Blaze reported on the horrific cannibal incident in Miami. There were additional reports from around the country of other zombie-like, cannibal attacks.

These kinds of news reports sparked rumors saying zombies were quite real and walking around the city. Perhaps these stories are what prompted the CDC to formally announce this weekend that there is no virus that is turning people into zombies.

Zombie Prank Almost Goes Horribly Wrong

The fact that the government tells us there is no “Zombie Virus” apparently did not reach everyone. It also did not stop some foolish people in Miami from trying to scare strangers into thinking that zombies were roaming their town and randomly attacking humans. One person dressed in “typical zombie attire” and began barking and chasing people as his accomplice recorded the action:

As you saw near the end of the clip, the fake zombie almost got into some serious trouble as the crowd decided to turn the tables on him.  CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield has reported that one of the citizens chasing the fake zombie appears to be carrying a gun. There were no reports of injury as the zombie apparently managed to scream to the crowd that this was just a prank.

At the end of the video, the pranksters posted this message:

“Everyone were told that this was a prank for a video after epic reactions! DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!”

H/T – Boston