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
Michael Harp   (Corbin (Ky.) police)

(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.)

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Jul 18, 2014 8:18 AM CDT
He must of watched the Movie "Beverly Hill Cop" (1984 with Eddie M.) Funny movie! Line from Axel Foley... "I never been in no cell that had a phone in it. Can I stay for a while, 'cause I ordered some pizza.!" There ya go!
Jul 17, 2014 7:35 PM CDT
That's so freaking funny, I'd give the guy a "get out of jail free card" if I was the judge.
Jul 17, 2014 6:42 PM CDT
The cops should have just refused the order, or maybe just pay for it and then eat it! Instead, they "over charge" a dummy who's there for being a drunk dummy and stealing beer for impersonating an officer and such. This just makes them look stupid during a month of "stupid cop" headlines in the news. They know that the D.A. will never prosecute on those charges and by adding them to the arrest record, it just makes them appear to be childish and unimaginative. Anyway, what police department anywhere in the world allows an inmate to use and handle a cell phone after being arrested? Oh yeah, this police department..............Hmm...