WATERFORD, WI — Police have charged 30-year-old Jason Willis with felony identity theft after they say he was placing Craigslist sex ads to harass his neighbor.
Willis allegedly created personal ads on Craigslist looking for hookups, pretending to be a female neighbor who had no idea what he was doing. The only thing she was aware of was the strange men coming to her house in the middle of the night.
“The defendant sent multiple emails using the victim’s identifying information, her name, her address, and sending people to her home for sexual activity,” Racine County Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Sommers said.
After sending the men away, she eventually called 911 when one man showed up at 12:30 a.m. wearing nothing but a raincoat.
“It was at 12:30 a.m., with my daughter and I here, and it freaked me out. Somebody insistently ringing the doorbell at 12:30 a.m. is not a good sign, so I just called 911,” the victim said.
Police arrived and found the man who informed them he was just responding to a Craigslist ad. After a month long investigation, police arrested her neighbor, Willis, who told police it was just a joke.…Continue Reading
ST. JOSEPH, MO - A 16-year-old Central High School student was charged in juvenile court with third degree assault, after taking a piss in a coffee pot used by school faculty.
The incident happened in March, when some teachers who drank the coffee reported that the coffee tasted funny.
“A report was made that it tasted like chemical or cleaner – I’m not sure what the word was,” said St. Joseph Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melody Smith. “There seemed like this personal coffee pot in a storage room, that the coffee tasted strange.”
An internal investigation was launched that included reviewing footage, frame by frame, from a hidden surveillance camera in the faculty room. Three weeks later, school staff were finally able to find the 16-year-old student responsible for tainting the coffee, and exactly what they’d tainted it with.
After notifying police, the teen was arrested and charged with third degree assault. If he’s convicted in juvenile court, he’s facing anywhere from probation, to being removed from his home and placed in a residential facility.…Continue Reading
Wagoner County, OK – Police have arrested 18-year-old Tori Wheeler after they say she played an April Fool’s prank on her boyfriend before cutting his throat.
On April 1st, Wheeler decided to play a prank on her boyfriend, Derek Bauer, by telling him she was pregnant. Bauer did not take the news very well and became agitated at the thought of fathering a child with Wheeler.
Wheeler then became angry at her boyfriend’s negative response and responded by pulling out a knife and threatening Bauer with it. Wheeler later told police that the “threatening upset boyfriend with a knife” was also part of her hilarious April Fool’s prank
Bauer didn’t find any of this funny at all and threatened to call police on Wheeler. That’s when Wheeler lost her goddamn marbles and attacked Bauer, cutting his throat with the knife and biting him twice.
After calling police to report Wheeler, Bauer was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and later released. For her prank, Tori Wheeler was taken to jail on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.…Continue Reading
ARLINGTON, VA - Police arrested James Watson after he beat his roommate for using a permanent marker to draw a penis on his face while he was sleeping.
Watson, 31, fell asleep on his couch after a night of drinking. When he woke up at around 5:30 a.m., he became enraged when he found his roommate had drawn a dick on his face, and that it would not wash off.
Police say that Watson ran upstairs to the bedroom of the roommate he suspected of drawing the dick, and jumped on him while he was sleeping. After repeatedly punching the other man in the face, a third roommate managed to separate the two. According to police, the roommates admitted they often play pranks on each other when drunk.
A little over an hour after the assault, the beaten artist decided he was going to press charges and called police. The roommate paid for his dick move with extensive injuries to his face, including a swollen, bleeding eye, and was taken to the hospital.
I’m guessing the injuries must have been pretty bad, as police ended up arresting Watson and charging him with malicious wounding.…Continue Reading
UK – There are a few things in this world I loathe. Child abusers, the space between theater seats that suck cell phones from your pocket, Christmas, and morning DJ’s (who, aside from not being funny, use our stuff on air and do not give us credit).
Speaking of the latter, a pair of morning DJ’s in Australia made a really stupid prank call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was staying, and now the nurse who took the call has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
For those of you who haven’t heard the incredibly important news regarding Kate Middleton being in the hospital recently, she and Prince Williams are expecting a baby and she was recently admitted to King Edward VII hospital suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum — or as others have called it, morning sickness times 1000.
While at the hospital recuperating, two morning DJ’s in Australia decided they would try calling the hospital to ask how she was doing while pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles.…Continue Reading
TUCSON, AZ – Two sisters, ages 9 and 11, were arrested the other day after they prank called 911 and pretended to be Isable Calis, the 6-year-old girl who has been missing since April.
Police say they received a phone call Sunday morning from a young girl who identified herself as Calis. She told the dispatcher that she had been kidnapped and then hung up the phone.
The call was traced to a cell phone in the area of an apartment complex and over 25 officers, including detectives from the Sex Offenders Registration and Tracking Unit, responded to the area. After e bit of canvassing the neighborhood, police made contact with the sisters who admitted that they had made the call as a joke. There mother was home at the time, but did not know what her daughters had done.
Both girls were arrested on suspicion of false reporting to a law enforcement agency. Although they were initially booked into a juvenile corrections center, their lack of a record and the charge being a misdemeanor meant they did not meet the criteria for being detained. According to Stephen Rubin, the juvenile court’s administrator, it will be up to the Pima County Attorney’s Office to press charges against the siblings.…Continue Reading
Salisbury – Someone driving off Organ Church Road called 911 reporting a bloody body sticking out from under a riding lawnmower. Emergency responders and an ambulance were dispatched to the location, but before they could get moving another call came in informing them what the driver saw was just a Halloween decoration.
No reports on who put out the bloody scene, equipped with blood splattered grass and a beer can in the hand of the “victim.” There are no other Halloween decorations near the mock accident, and it is located on a patch of lawn near several mailboxes on a road leading to several houses.
I dig the stunt, and anyone who gets into the Halloween spirit for that matter, but it may be in the creator’s best interest to stick a pumpkin or something on the lawnmower. Don’t know if you are aware, but you can be charged with a crime for something like this.
Like the two women we reported on who placed a mannequin, wrapped in a bloody sheet, on the side of I-40.…Continue Reading
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police say two teens are being charged with involuntary manslaughter after a prank they pulled resulted in a fatal car crash.
Derek W. Greenlee, 18, and Seth R. Stonerock, 19, are accused of concealing a stop sign with several layers of plastic wrap and petroleum jelly, rendering it invisible to motorists.
Afterwards, they both went on Facebook and posted about how funny their prank was until they got exactly what they wanted, and two elderly women breezed through the stop sign and into the path of an SUV pulling a boat.
Mary Spangler, 85, died in the crash while her 80-year-old sister, Jeanne Shea, remains in critical condition at the hospital where one of her legs was amputated above the knee.
Although the boys tried to hide what they had done by deleting their Facebook posts, others had already seen them and contacted police after news of the crash began to spread.
Neither of the high school graduates have a criminal record and Greenlee was considered the best high-school golfer in the county, but if convicted they’re looking at a possible five year prison sentence.…Continue Reading
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A 12-year-old boy was shot in the back by his neighbor the other night after he and a group of his friends rang his doorbell and ran off.
I’m sure a lot of you readers participated in this age-old traditional prank practiced by kids across America at least once in your life, and now that you are old, have probably been a victim of it. The prank is called “ding-dong ditch” or as we named it, “ring and run,” and is the rather harmless act of ringing a neighbor’s doorbell and then running off. It was as fun for bored kids on a summer night as it was aggravating to the person answering the door.
Sure we had some bad apples who really got pissed when we targeted their house (and that was exactly why we targeted their house) but thank God we didn’t have 56-year-old Michael Bishop as a neighbor. On Monday night, a group of kids in his neighborhood picked his house to ding-dong ditch and he is now facing attempted murder charges and one of the kids will be sleeping on his stomach for a while.…Continue Reading
Hamilton, NZ – Given that New Zealand is a relatively industrialized and advanced culture, it is not necessary to exclude it from the happenings reported on D’D. So, it is with great pleasure that I report to you that the fine artwork of pranksters at Fairfield College in Hamilton, New Zealand – namely, the huge crop-circle-esque penises etched into the college lawns two years ago which were recently discovered to have been immortalized by Google Earth.
A New Zealand local, David McQuoid, discovered the images while scanning the neighbourhood online looking for a property.
“At first I thought it was a large piece of art work,” he said. Well… it is.
Acting principal Gerhard van Dyk (pronounced “dike” ya’ smartasses) is reported to have said that it was hard enough to deal with when the prank was pulled back in 2009. The artwork was done with vegitation killer. As such, it slowly and irreversibly revealed itself.
“There’s not really much we could do about it,” said van Dyk. “The caretaker took some more weedkiller and tried to camouflage it a bit.”
Nobody was caught so no discipline was ever meted out.…Continue Reading
Rushville, Ind. – A senior at an Indiana high school decided to pull a seemingly harmless prank at his school even thought the students had been warned against doing so, and his decision landed him in jail, caused him to miss his graduation and now facing some possible time in prison.
It was with justifiable concern that school officials watched on survelliance video as an ominous, hooded and gloved individual entered the girl’s bathroom at Rushville High with an unspecified package, reemerging minutes later empty-handed. Believing it contained explosives, the school was evacuated and the bomb squad was called in. Soon after, both the offender and the contents of the package were recovered.
The offender? 18-year-old Rushville High senior Tyell Morton. The contents of the package? A freakin’ blow-up doll. Tyell developed the brilliant plan to plant the doll in the women’s restroom at school as a senior prank. The young man with no prior record now claims authorities are “blowing it out of proportion” (his words, not mine, but I would’ve used ‘em anyway), and I must say, I rather agree.…Continue Reading
I’m breaking my own rule by consolidating separate stories into one, but they are both in the news right now and both involve high school students facing criminal charges after pulling pranks at their schools.
The first one is out of New Mexico where a group of students are facing criminal charges after taking part in a cafeteria food fight. School administrators at Los Lunas High School claim 12 to 15 students are suspected of starting Friday’s food fight. They are already on a 10-day suspension at the start of next school year, and have now been cited with disorderly conduct.
The entire thing was captured on video and of course the parents of the accused are mad about the charges filed against their kids. But administrators had made it clear to students that there would be serious consequences if any other pranks were pulled at the school following some fireworks being lit in a hallway, and the food fight was the last straw.
But those kids got it easy compared to what happened to some students in Texas. Their senior prank could land them in prison.…Continue Reading
VERMILION, Ohio — A 12-year-old at Sailorway Middle School has been suspended for five days and charged with assault after a prank left a pencil lodged in a fellow student’s butt.
The prankster was in choir class and thought it would be funny to position a pencil upright in the seat of another student’s chair right before they sat down. “He thought it would be harmless. He thought it’d break and they’d get a good laugh, but that’s not what happened at all,” said Cpl. Dean Mayer, Vermilion Police Detective.
But if that had happened, you wouldn’t be reading about it here. What happened is the pencil did not break and penetrated the other students’ jeans and got lodged about four inches into his left butt cheek, and got stuck there.
An ambulance had to come pick the kid up and take him to the hospital were emergency surgery was performed to remove the pencil. He’s already back in class with some stitches, but otherwise he’s fine. As for the other boy, he immediately admitted to the prank stating he didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but he’s going to be paying for his dumb decision.…Continue Reading
A student at Benfield School made a post on Facebook asking his friends to dare him into pulling stupid stunts. One of these stunts has gotten him and some other students expelled from school.
With the urging from Facebook friends, the student took a teacher’s cup from her class and then teabagged it in the corridor. For those of you unfamiliar with the term “teabagging,” the boy basically placed his balls in her cup she uses to drink from. He then took a picture of his balls in the cup, and posted the image online.
No reports on exactly how school officials found out, but their reaction was swift once they did. The student who dunked his dangly bits in the cup was expelled permanently while three other students are on fixed-term expulsions.…Continue Reading
LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. – James Whalen, 12, is suffering from third-degree burns on his face and neck area with less serious burns on other parts of his body, after a teen doused him with cologne while he was sleeping and set him on fire.
Trudy Smith said her son is autistic and that he’s been bullied in the past, including having a tooth broken and being urinated on. But she allowed him to attend a sleepover thinking that he and the 13-year-old boy who lived there would be the only kids there. Turns out there were 14 children there.
Whalen says that after he went to sleep that night, he woke up in pain.
“I went to sleep. (The) next thing I smelled something good then I felt something burning then I smelled something good again and then I felt fire,” he said.
Turns out someone thought it would be hilarious to douse Whalen with cologne and then light him up.
With his shirt on fire he ran to get help, falling down the stairs and setting the carpet on fire.…Continue Reading
Roseville, CA — David Almas, 21, is recovering from second-degree burns to his face, ear and neck after being assaulted Friday evening with a small serving of hot creamed spinach. Police believe Almas, a Boston Market employee, was the victim of a prank known as “fire in the hole.” It goes a little something like this: You take 3 or 4 bored assholes and place ‘em in a vehicle. Said assholes order some sort of food or beverage from a fast-food joint. When served their order, assholes film themselves throwing food or drinks into the face of whatever poor sap drew the short straw and had to work drive-thru that day. After that, it’s all about the 15 minutes of YouTube fame, baby! Almas was working the drive-thru on Friday at about 9:00 p.m., when a group of teens placed an order for a small serving of creamed spinach. Once handed through the window, the spinach, heated to an estimated 180 degrees, was promptly thrown back in Almas’ face, causing serious burns.…Continue Reading
Manchester, VT — Police say 24-year-old Jeffrey Charbonneau was shot and killed in his sleep on Thursday after an apparent prank went way wrong. According to authorities, Charbonneau and his friend, 23-year-old Nicholas Bell, had stayed over at a mutual friend’s home Wednesday night. At around 8:00 Thursday morning, police say Bell, perhaps hoping to scare the piss out of his friend first thing in the a.m. by rousing him from his slumber in a somewhat untraditional manner, armed himself with what he thought was an air rifle and entered the room where Charbonneau was sleeping. He took aim and fired. Imagine his surprise when blood started spurting out of his buddy’s chest! What Bell initially thought was an air rifle was actually a .22-caliber rifle. Oopsie! Charbonneau was pronounced dead at the scene. Bennington County State’s Attorney Erica Marthage requested that Bell be charged with manslaughter. Though there is no evidence to suggest that Charbonneau’s death was anything but an accident, Bell did deliberately pull the trigger. “It was reckless behavior and he meant to shoot the gun,” Marthage said.…Continue Reading
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A 13-year-old student at Wilson Middle School has been arrested after pulling a prank on a fellow student. Rebecca Yanez says on Friday morning her 14-year-old daughter was with other students waiting outside the school for class to start when the boy walked up behind her and pulled down her shorts. “Her underwear also came off in the process and everything was exposed,” said Yanez. Since the girl’s monkey was exposed to a large group of students, the boy was suspended and arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery and interfering with the educational process.Veronica Garcia’s daughter goes to the school and feels the charges are a bit harsh. “I think that’s going a little overboard. It is a prank, and there are a lot worse things that happen to kids over here,” Garcia said. But Albuquerque police Sgt. Trish Hoffman disagrees. “The decision to make an arrest is that we take every incident extremely serious. We’re not going to make the decision if he was joking. What he did was inappropriate even if he was just joking.” Yanez says she will not pull her humiliated daughter out of the school as long as the boy is not there.…Continue Reading
BARSTOW, Calif.— Two women got into a bit of legal trouble after pulling a rather lame prank Wednesday night, wrapping a mannequin in a bloody sheet and placing it on the Nebo Street onramp to Interstate 40. The two women, Tina Jaramillo, 42, and Sharron Dennis, 39, sat on a nearby hillside and used binoculars to see what kind of reaction their dead body would get. The reaction turned out to be a bit more than the women bargained for, I suspect. After receiving a call about a body on the side of the road, deputies from the Barstow station, California Highway Patrol officers and U.S. Marine Corps military police came to the location while homicide detectives and members of the sheriff’s Scientific Investigations Division began heading to the scene. Deputies made contact with the two women after noticing them watching the scene. They would admit they had placed the mannequin there as a Halloween prank. They were both arrested and charged with suspicion of causing a false report of an emergency.…Continue Reading
GALATIA, IL — I’m sure some will rag on these parents, but I think they’re cool as hell, even if their Halloween prank turned serious for a few moments. Police say a couple decided to pull a prank on their two kids, ages 6 and 8, by staging a “murder” in their home. When the two kids walked in and saw the fake murder scene, they hauled ass to the neighbors before their parents could stop them. “The 911 caller identified himself and indicated the neighbors’ children had come to the house and said there’d been a murder or their mother had been strangled by Michael Meyers [sic],” Brown said. “There are Meyers that live in this area, and obviously we take any 911 call seriously.” When the police got to the home, they found everyone was fine and that it had just been a prank that got out of hand. I’m evil so I am still sitting here laughing thinking of those two kids leaving brown streaks all the way to their neighbor’s front door.…Continue Reading