Teen Sends Extremely Unfortunate Text to Cop
Pinterest-inspired prank goes quite wrong
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 15, 2012 9:52 AM CDT
Texting can sometimes go quite wrong.   (©Jhaymesiviphotography)

(Newser) – A northwest Arkansas teenager thought it would be funny to text a random phone number saying she hid a body, but the joke backfired ... to say the least. Of all the local phone numbers she could have chosen, the 15-year-old Rogers girl picked one that belonged to a police detective. Police found the girl's address by tracing her cellphone number.

The prank? To text: "I hid the body ... Now what?" to a random phone number. The teen said she got the idea for the prank from a posting on Pinterest. Needless to say, police didn't find the prank funny and say it tied up some of the department's resources. The girl was released with a warning.

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Mar 18, 2012 1:40 AM CDT
I got that text. I thought it was a friend joking around so I answered him saying. "Really? Someone already found the body,." The answer made me look at the number and I saw it was no one I knew. I thought, maybe my friend is using another number, a friend maybe, so I answered, "Don't worry, No one knows it was you who hid the body." The answer was chilling....and not from anyone I knew. I received a call from that number not long after that... Silence. Two days later that original post about sending a random text saying, "I hid the body." appeared. I kept the text and the number on my phone. I'm trying to decide what to do about it since I know its an elevator joke. But what if it was more?
Mar 15, 2012 11:45 PM CDT
LMAO, that's a pretty funny prank. When in doubt just tell them you put your phone down in a public place so somebody else must of text it to them.
Mar 15, 2012 1:55 PM CDT
I feel sorry for her local tobacconist when this young lady hears about the "Prince Albert in a can" prank.