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    Doorbell App Captures Footage Of Man Who Left Old TV's At 50 Virginia Homes While Wearing A TV On His Head

    This is a few days old now, but it's funny.

    Man wearing TV on head caught on camera leaving old TVs on Virginia front porches

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:47AM

    HENRICO COUNTY, Virginia -- Residents living in a Virginia neighborhood woke up to find free televisions on their doorsteps. It sounds like a great gift until you see the older box sets left at the homes.

    "He's committed to his trade," said homeowner, Jim Brooksbank.

    No need to adjust that dial. Doorbell surveillance cameras captured the man with a TV set over his head, laying an older set down on someone's front porch and just walking off.

    "He wants to be known as the TV Santa Claus. I don't know," Brooksbank told WTVR-TV.

    The bizarre discovery happened Sunday morning in Henrico's Hampshire neighborhood. Outdated boxes were found at more than 50 homes.

    "We got an old tube-style TV, 13 inch," said Brooksbank.

    "I thought my son brought it home, but apparently not. They had way too much time on their hands if they had all these TV's and spread them all over the neighborhood," said homeowner, Michael Kroll.

    Henrico Police are tuned into the situation. They have security camera video from multiple neighbors, but think it's only a prank targeting no one in particular.

    "At most this seems to be more an inconvenience to the community," said one officer.

    Officers and county workers spent Sunday morning picking up the old units and hauling them away.

    "The police did a great job of coming up and collecting them all," said Brooksbank.

    This is the second time the TV set mystery has played out in Glen Allen. The same thing happened in a different neighborhood last August.

    "I think it's just a prank. Some college students who are just bored," said Kroll.

    "It's summer, and people are getting ready to go back to school. Maybe TV man was just ready to strike and put a little humor in our lives," added Brooksbank.

    In the absence of knowing the brains inside the box, these homeowners are left only to guess what it all means.

    According to Henrico Police, the only real crime committed was illegal dumping.

    Had a discussion about it with my youngest. She said something along the lines of "I mean, if I found out a neighbour had one of those stupid apps, I'd spend months planning something like this too - I'm not motivated enough to do it 50 times though"

    I concur.

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    This is my favorite thing ever, I think

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    omg that’s amazing

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    way better than this (fyi, don't open in the middle of the night if you're prone to getting scared):
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    Because they are probably not ghetto and hood like me.

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    This is equal parts terrifying and brilliant.

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