More than 54,000 people in Florida got on board with an idea to shoot bullets at Hurricane Irma.
A Facebook event created by 22-year-old Ryon Edwards called "Shoot at Hurricane Irma" rallied those in the path of the storm to show Irma “that we shoot first."
The event garnered so much enthusiasm that the sheriff of Pasco County tweeted out a warning against shooting at the hurricane.
— Pasco Sheriff (@PascoSheriff) September 10, 2017
Later, a surprised Edwards clarified that his post was meant as sarcasm.
"Well guys, it’s here. The moment we’ve been waiting for. It was cool to see the response this got from facebook. On another note, I’ve learned that about 50% of the world could not understand sarcasm to save their lives. Carry on," Edwards wrote.
"A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event," he told BBC. "I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself. It has become something a little out of my control."