NEW YORK — New York City’s subway transit authority has filed a formal complaint with police over a zombie prank.
The prank involved actors dressed as zombies hiding underneath sidewalk grates in Union Square, reported PIX 11.
As pedestrians would walk over the grates, the actors would scream and try to grab them.
It’s the latest in a series of prank promotional stunts in New York promoting TV shows and movies.
This prank was used to promote the AMC show “The Walking Dead.”
However, the MTA says city officials never gave permission for city property to be used. Permits are required for events that use public space.
“We are deeply troubled by this video,” an MTA spokesman said. “We have forwarded it to the NYPD and are also conducting our own investigation.”
The ad was produced by NYC company Relevant.