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April 04, 2013

Police: Brazen Daylight Kidnapping Turns Out To Be... Practical Joke

Does this sound funny to you?

I wouldn't be laughing.

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said on Monday that what had originally appeared to be a brazen daylight kidnapping of a young couple from a street in Washington Heights on Friday was in fact the beginning of a surprise birthday celebration in the Pocono Mountains for a man who had just turned 30.

“The person who was supposed to be surprised by the party found out about it,” Mr. Kelly said at a news conference at Police Headquarters. “So then, you know, Plan B was to kidnap him and take him to the party. This was an additional surprise.”

They abducted the couple to take them to the Poconos.

But they didn't maintain the fiction the whole ride. At some point -- soon into the fake kidnapping, I hope -- they pulled off their masks and revealed the joke.

Eh... I'm not sure the relief of finding out you're not being kidnapped outweighs the terror of thinking you are.

Hoo Boy: zsasz linked this -- April Fools Day Murder Prank Goes Awry.

Here was the joke -- which I admit, is kind of funny. A woman called her sister and said, "You have to come over and help clean up; I've killed my husband. We have to dispose of the body."

I imagine she had some fake blood and a fake body waiting. (Maybe the husband? But I don't think you can fake death.)

Well, the sister called the cops. What a pill.


The prankster actually says the police's armed response was "excellent."

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