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VIDEO: This New Yorker Clipped Tourists’ Selfie Sticks Around Manhattan

(DNAINFO)  Nicole Levy | September 1, 2016 — Stand-up comedian Buddy Bolton taped his mysterious associate wreaking havoc on photo-snapping tourists.

Consider it justice served for all those times you’ve almost walked into a selfie stick — courtesy of a renegade pair of pruning shears.

A video posted online Thursday shows a man clipping the selfie sticks of tourists as they pose for photographs at major sightseeing destinations in Manhattan.

Most victims appear stunned, a few curse, and one chases the stick-clipping bandit, who runs away immediately after striking.

“I wanted to hit people with a selfie stick, but that was too violent,” videographer Buddy Bolton said of his conception for a filmed prank satirizing the device every New Yorker loves to hate. “A clipper just seemed a nice way to make a mockery of how asinine it is and how silly people look with a stick walking around.”

The stand-up comedian captured his footage over the last week and a half, he said, at such locations as the steps of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the main branch of the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center and the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park.

Source: VIDEO: This New Yorker Clipped Tourists’ Selfie Sticks Around Manhattan – Midtown – DNAinfo New York