Four guys try to sell coke on a California beach. The fun begins when the cops show up!

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Four friends from Canada — Kyle Forgeard, Jesse Sebastiani, Niko Martinovic and Marko Martinovic — visited Venice Beach in California in their black SUV, trying to peddle coke. Check out what happens when the cops show up.

The video appeared on Youtube on Monday, and by 1pm IST on Jan 16, it has been viewed more than 700,000 times.

Funny, right?

Well, the Los Angeles Police Department wasn’t pleased.

“It is dangerous for the participants involved and a huge waste of a police officer’s time,” Commander Andrew Smith told NBC News.

“The public has a right to have their police officers working and not wasting their time responding to juvenile pranks.”

Viewers on YouTube, too, criticized the four boys.

One user said, “I get pranking is funny but don’t waste police time. Someone could be in actual danger in need of police and they’re stuck dealing with you for a joke.”

Another user said, “Not funny. Total waste of PD time.”

One of the pranksters, Kyle Forgeard, told CBS News he did not expect the prank to go as smoothly as it eventually did.

“The cops were so cool about it, we didn’t think they were going to be like that. We thought they were going to get mad.”

However, the member of the group ‘Nelk Filmz’, which regularly posts prank videos online, remained unapologetic.

‘We’re always trying to take things to the next level, we never want to do stuff that’s been done,’ Forgeard said.

‘We pride ourselves on originality, so we took it to the next level.’