Ever seen ABC’s television show What Would You Do hosted by John Quinones? It’s the one where actors play out some scene that poses a moral dilemma while the reaction of innocent bystanders is secretly recorded. Just when some unsuspecting citizen leaps in to save the day- or minds his own business and walks away- Quinones pops out for an interview.
Last month Quinones and his crew set up some patrons at Short Stop in Snider Plaza. Over the course of a day, about 8 guests were exposed to an easily overheard conversation in which a teen couple discussed an unplanned pregnancy, the boy urging his girlfriend to have an abortion. At least two area women felt led to intervene.
A Short Stop employee confirmed that a few people were upset about being filmed, others took the opportunity to share their motives for getting involved.
The episode is expected to air on May 20.