From our friends at The Daily Dot: “Somebody help me,” pleaded Kate Brianna Felton on Twitter shortly before a friend reported her missing to the U.S. Embassy in Moldova. Soon police were combing hotels and hostels in a European town looking for the teenage kidnapping victim. But they would never find her. Kate Brianna Felton did not exist.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Earlier this year, Marshall Williams did something that some high school kid has done in one form or another in every generation: He broke into the school’s private records — except he did it with a computer.
Before graduating, high school seniors try to leave their legacy in the form of an epic prank. Much of the time, the administration is less than pleased.
Last month, a 12-year-old boy admitted to “swatting” the Los Angeles homes of Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher – his prank calls sent heavily-armed swat teams to the stars’ homes on false alarm. To combat copycats, the LAPD will no longer publicize these pranks.
Reports that flesh-eating zombies are roaming the state of Michigan attacking the living are vastly exaggerated, in fact it seems that hackers broke into Michigan’s Emergency Alert System on February 11, 2013, and entered the reports as a prank.
Remember a more innocent age where kids would prank people by ordering unwanted pizzas to their door? Today’s equivalent is a lot more dangerous: “Swatting” — fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams on false alarms to the homes of celebrities.
It seems that one of those classic tricks that kids are constantly playing on each other went horribly wrong Saturday morning, leaving an Alabama boy, 15, hospitalized and in critical condition.
Another man has joined the legion of people arrested after a videotaped stunt got attention on YouTube. This time, Michael Turley, 39, of phoenix is facing heat after police say he dressed up his 16-year-old nephew in terrorist-like garb and had him parade around a busy intersection with a fake grenade launcher.
A Colleyville, Tex., woman is charged with criminal mischief after allegedly leading a group of middle schoolers on a prank spree that police say caused $6,000 in damage. Authorities say Tara Mauney, 41, took a group of kids to Walmart on July 24, where they bought 108 rolls of toilet paper and took a group photo. Then, they allegedly used black markers, peanut butter, mustard and other materials to vandalize a house where a group of girls were having a sleepover.