On April Fool's Day, a clerk at a clothing store in Columbus, Ohio, thought
it would be pretty funny to call her manager at home and say the store was being
robbed at gunpoint.
According to police reports, clerk Sitra Walker, 22, made the call - then called
back a few minutes later, shouting, "April fools!" Problem was, her
manager had already dialed 911. Police raced to the store, and weren't laughing
when they learned it was a prank.
Police charged Walker with inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor. The
store, meanwhile, fired her. According to an Associated Press report, she had
been working there for about two weeks.
The Associated Press, via the San Francisco Chronicle