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Update: Gizmodo reports this “surveillance video” was a prank by the vloggers who were the last to see hitchBOT alive and is not real. 

Original post:

Just in: This video, posted by vlogger Jessie Wellens, purports to show the decapitation of hitchBOT. The footage appears to come from a security camera.

@adamgabbatt @Jessewelle @hitchBOT @GuardianUS here it is from his snapchat pic.twitter.com/RdGxRAZsCC

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