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April 14, 2003

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.

Source: The Associated Press, via the San Francisco Chronicle

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