I know, but it was so effective.
I remember at about 8 years of age my neighbour and I decided to scare drivers by stepping on to the road like we didn't see them coming. (Stupid idea). He did it three time and each resulted in screeching tires, a few curse words and they drove off. I did it once and the same screeching of tires but the guy stopped, got out, grabbed me by my shirt and slapped my face. Then he threatened the "lets go tell your Dad" but that was just a scare tactic.
Long story short, stupid can be fixed.