"Dude, we'll get more chicks if we shoot a video of us trespassing on the new Tappan Zee Bridge! Let's do it, bro!"

According to the New York Post, on July 13, three teens fired up a camera and filmed themselves trespassing on the new Tappan Zee Bridge and then brilliantly posted the video on YouTube.

Why do you think these three knuckleheads made the decision to shoot a video of themselves breaking the law and then posting it on YouTube for the world to see? Choose from the following.

  1. They couldn't help it, because they're teenagers and their brains are not yet fully developed.
  2. They were looking for their 15 minutes of fame.
  3. Teenage girls love the bad boys.
  4. They would have a great story to tell, and a video to show to their kids and grandkids about what not to do when you're 17 and an idiot.
  5. All of the above

I don't know about you, but I pick #5. To make their caper easier for law enforcement to catch them, two of the teens, Anthony and Jared used their names in the video. The following quotes are some of my favorites from the video:

  1. "I'm going to be climbing and exploring a bridge that is still under construction."
  2. "You can see all the way down into the water."
  3. "There's a barge down there. I hope it's a barge." 
  4. "Oh sh*t someone saw us, the jig is up!"

OK, so I made up the 4th quote myself, but I can't help wondering what the future might hold for these brainiacs.