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  • Prank caller gets workers to smash windows at a Minnesota Burger King

    April 9, 2016 3:32 PM

    COON RAPIDS, Minn. - Police say a prank caller fooled workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from exploding. The Coon Rapids Police Department says employees got a call Friday night from someone claiming to be from the fire department. The... more »
  • Google April Fools' prank backfires

    April 1, 2016 9:37 AM

    NEW YORK - Google is acknowledging that it pranked itself after an April Fools' Day Gmail tweak angered some people who use Google's email for work. The company added a button to its email service that allowed users to send out a minion GIF, a character from the animated film... more »
  • Ladybug prankster wants to fly away home...or at least walk

    May 28, 2015 5:52 PM

    MORGANZA, MD - Some seniors at a Maryland school aren't feeling lucky, despite ladybugs that swarmed the halls. Six Chopticon High School seniors face charges, and WTTG-TV in Washington reports one is banned from walking in Wednesday's graduation. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office says somone ordered 72,000 ladybugs online.... more »
  • Miss. flamingo snatched from zoo injured, euthanized

    October 9, 2014 12:25 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Police say a Mississippi college student has been arrested after bungled prank led to the deaths of two Chilean flamingos at the Hattiesburg Zoo. Hattiesburg police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler says 19-year-old Devin Nottis of Pascagoula is charged with grand larceny. The University of Southern Mississippi student... more »
  • Police: High school threats a 'prank'

    September 9, 2014 3:53 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a threat made through social media that targeted Salmen High School in Slidell was a prank and that a full-scale investigation is underway. According to Slidell Police, students were not in danger at any time after the threats were made. "I can assure you... more »
  • Toddlers make the most bogus 911 calls Play Video

    April 16, 2014 6:34 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Emergency dispatchers say toddlers are the biggest culprits of bogus 911 calls. At the West Baton Rouge Dispatch Center, dispatchers say more than half of the calls they get are non emergency calls from kids with deactivated cell phones. All cell phones can make emergency calls,... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE! Friends claim car really was on fire Play Video

    December 2, 2013 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friends claim it was no prank that made a man jump off the I-10 overpass at Siegen Lane early Friday morning. State Troopers responded to the scene and found an 18-year-old severely hurt after falling more than 30 feet. Troopers said the man who jumped... more »
  • School put on lockdown after fight, prank call

    May 15, 2013 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating a call which claimed there was a gun at an East Baton Rouge school after a fight earlier this morning. Sheriff's department spokesperson Casey Hicks said investigators found no gun at Southeast Middle School, and believe the call was a prank.... more »
  • Police sent to Chris Brown home in latest 911 hoax

    January 22, 2013 3:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Police have responded to Chris Brown's home after they received a call about a domestic violence situation that turned out to be false. The Los Angeles Times reports police were contacted shortly before 5 p.m. Monday about a domestic violence incident. When police arrived, members of Brown's... more »

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