Man with TV for a Head Leaves Vintage TV Sets on Unassuming People's Porches

A town in Virginia woke up to old TV sets on 60 porches, one man's security camera caught a visual of the prankster.

Man with TV for a Head Leaves Vintage TV Sets on Unassuming People's Porches
TV Man WSLS/YouTube

Imagine waking up one summer morning and finding an old TV set sitting on your front porch. No explanations, no information. 

Sixty homes in the town of Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia, in the U.S., experienced this bizarre scene on Sunday morning.


The only link leading to the culprit, or culprits, is a video from a surveillance camera on one mans' porch, which captured the prankster in the act. The only issue? Their face and body were masked as they wore a full-body jumpsuit and a full vintage TV set as headgear. 

No face to be seen. It's certainly an interesting version for a cap!

The security camera information

Resident of Glen Allen, Adrian Garner, who's camera caught the moment a TV set was left by his front door, told WWBT, "A guy dressed in a jumpsuit with a TV for a head," is who left it there. 

Apparently the prankster dropped of the care package at 5:30am on Sunday morning. 

Garner wondered "My first reaction was, 'Did we order this?' Not in an Amazon box, it was kind of strange." 

Yes, just a little strange.

You can see the video showing the TV-clad headed man here: 

More than one prankster at work

Matt Pecka, Henrico Police Division Lieutenant, told WWBT that his officers were dispatched to pick the TVs, and counted 60 sets altogether. 

With such a high number of TVs showing up on people's front doors overnight, the police suspect more than one person was dropping them off.

The prankster(s) should beware though, as if they're caught they could face charges for littering private property, or illegal dumping

CNN pointed out that this isn't the first time Glen Allen experiences mystery TV sets appearing on porches. In 2018 the town saw dozens of them on private porches. 

Could the two moments be linked? Who is the TV mystery person lurking in the dark hours of the morning? We'll have to wait and see what the police can dig up. 

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