Cops: We Got Pizza-Pranked by Guy Inside Jail Cell

Alleged prankster now faces felony charges

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 17, 2014 5:13 PM CDT

(Newser) – Generally speaking, ordering pizza and having it delivered to somebody else isn't the most inspired of pranks, but you've got to factor in time and place. Witness 29-year-old Michael Harp of Kentucky, who got jailed on charges of shoplifting beer and public intoxication. When allowed to make a call on his cell phone, he dialed up Domino's and ordered five pizzas to the Corbin station in the name of his arresting officer, say police. When the pizza arrived, another officer shelled out $40, and it was only afterward that the cops realized they'd been pranked, reports the Smoking Gun.

Unfortunately for Harp, these particular officers didn't find it funny. They added felony charges of identity theft and impersonating an officer, reports Reuters. (This didn't help: Domino's says that when an employee called the number back to confirm the order, somebody answered it as "Captain Wilson.") For the record, Harp is denying all. He tells WKYT that somebody else in his cell must have gotten hold of his phone. "I never heard anyone say a word about Domino's pizza." (Another recent high-profile prank involved a mariachi band.)

Michael Harp   (Corbin (Ky.) police)
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