This didn’t take very long.
(via Boing Boing)
And they’ve made an arrest already:
Peter Berdovsky, 27, a freelance video artist from Arlington, Massachusetts, was facing charges of placing a hoax device in a way that results in panic, as well as one count of disorderly conduct, said Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. The charge is a felony, she said.
According to his Web site, Berdovsky is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and a founding member of a video artists group called Glitch who goes by the nickname “Zebbler” and sings in a band called “Superfiction.”
Authorities believe Berdovsky was “in the employ of other individuals” as part of the marketing campaign, Coakley said. “How exactly this was executed, we are still investigating.” Berdovsky is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Thursday in Charlestown District Court.
So he is being charged with one count of disorderly conduct, one count of placing a hoax device in a way that results in panic, and 8 counts of making the authorities look like the Keystone Kops.
Here is Berdovsky’s website along with video of him putting the lights up.
Here’s the YouTube version: