Could you tell the difference between a real person and a statue? (video)

A bunch of New Yorkers and tourists couldn't, with comical results.

Jeff Greenspan—the dude behind the Urban Traps and Tourist Lanes stunts—staged another sort of prank recently, dropping a bowl with money in front of a statue on the High Line, to see how people would react. Not surprisingly, more than a few assumed that the statue was one of those stock-still performance artists you see in Times Square every so often.

The results are pretty amusing—check out the video below (via Gothamist).