WATCH: SA TikTok star ‘Texas Bushman’ pranks KSAT crew, shares story behind viral videos

Joe Jones scares passerbys while wearing a green suit covered in fake leaves

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A San Antonio area man has become a viral sensation for his River Walk pranks and scares.

Joe Jones, 33, is also known as the “Texas Bushman.” He has more than 2.1 million followers on TikTok and his pranks have been liked by 27.6 million people. He’s also been seen on YouTube and other social media platforms.

Jones scares passerby while wearing a green ghillie suit covered in fake leaves, and sitting quietly in a planter.

Jones recently stopped by KSAT-12 to discuss how he started the prank and why he made San Antonio his home.

We also had to see him in action. He took some time to do the prank and scare some of the KSAT crew.


About the Authors:

Andrew Wilson is a digital journalist and social media producer at KSAT.

RJ Marquez is co-host of KSAT News Now and reports for Good Morning San Antonio. He's been at KSAT since 2010 and covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms, including his Spurs newsletter. RJ has reported stories for KSAT Explains.