Tampa Bay gunmaker Mark Serbu, his daughter, and YouTuber Dan of “Do it with Dan” took off in Mark Serbu’s plane one evening and brought along with them an MP5 submachine gun to do a little sky shooting.
The video was filmed and posted to the YouTube channel, Do it with Dan, before attracting the attention of authorities, who weren’t all that sure what to do about it.
You’ll notice in the video, neither Mark nor Dan were entirely sure of the legality of this particular stunt. Dan asked as they made their way to the aircraft, “What are the legalities of this,” and Mark replied, with the gun barrel sticking out of a backpack, “I didn’t really ask. I’m assuming it’s okay.”
The Tampa Police Department kind of had a similar reaction to the YouTube video, after law enforcement was alerted by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.
What do you think? Skip to 3:40 for the shooting
(Warning: This video contains some NSFW language)
The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating the matter, according to the Tampa Bay Times, but they have not yet released a statement.
The YouTube video includes a slide that reads, “after hours of flying to a safe location,” and then the trio pulled out what Serbu says was a fully automatic, Heckler & Koch MP5 9 mm submachine gun.
“There was no one close to us, no one for at least 10 miles,” Serbu said. “We did everything safe. I had my daughter with us.”
Valerie Serbu, 22, was the third passenger on the plane. You might recognize her from her YouTube channel 50CalVal.