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Arnthia Willis, 58 years old, allegedly called her daughter on Thursday, told her about the “shooting incident,” and then hung up.
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office
Just kidding on her.
Police said a Kansas woman was shot and wounded in her cuff by pretending to be an April Fool’s prank.
According to Wichita TV station KAKE-TV, Arnthia Willis, 58, called her daughter on Thursday, told her that there had been a “shooting incident,” and then hung up.
The daughter panicked and made a 911 call, prompting more than 15 police officers to respond to Willis’s house in a fully guarded manner, equipped with firing guns and EMS towing devices.
The report said that the officer broke the gate, but there was no one inside.
Later they learned that Willis was indeed at work and allegedly made a joke of the gun by shooting it.
The prankster was arrested on suspicion of illegally requesting assistance from emergency services.
The Wichita Eagle reported that police lieutenant Colonel Ronald Hunt said that while the April Fool’s joke may be “good,” when the police got involved, “it’s not funny anymore.”
He said: “This is a very dangerous situation.”