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. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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