This Prank Never Gets Old

Sometime over the last few years a group of pranksters came up with the idea to freak out fast food and hotel employees by telling them that they have a gas leak in their place of business. The only way to stop this gas leak is to trash the place by breaking out the windows and anything else they could think of to wreak havoc. The funny part is there's people not only dumb enough to believe the person on the other end of the phone but also that there first thought isn't to hang up and call the police or fire department. I mean, I think that would be my first reaction. Then again, this is a special brand of stupid.
If you've been paying attention to the news lately you've probably seen the civil unrest down in Columbia, MO at the University of Missouri. They police have enough to deal with down there right now and then they get this little gift. Me thinks this might have something to do with all the events taking place on the MU campus but that's just my theory. This past weekend the front desk clerk at the Budget Inn got a call that there was a gas leak in the hotel and they would need to break as many windows as possible. The clerk complied and started smashing everything in sight. While doing that the clerk pulled the fire alarm, maybe the only smart thing they did that night. Fire services arrived at the hotel to find the place littered with pieces of broken glass. The clerk told police about the phone call and that they were instructed to break the windows. The scene was deemed safe and no gas leak was found. Columbia police said they have no suspect and are asking the public to come forward with any information. If I had to guess I'd say the person who made the call is nowhere near Columbia, MO and won't be found anytime soon.
KOMU has the story

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