Prank text causes police to surround Saskatoon home
that began as a prank in Saskatoon ended with a stern warning and worldwide
attention after a text message was randomly sent to a Saskatchewan police
officer's cell phone.
Last Friday a 25-year-old woman randomly sent out a text about hiding a body, said Alyson Edwards, public affairs manager, with the Saskatoon Police Service.
"It was something to do with a body, and 'what do I do with it now,' kind of thing," Edwards said.
The police officer who got the text called Saskatoon police, who then traced it to a home on the city's east side.
"It's a draw on our resources because we had a number of officers respond and they could have been going to other calls," Edwards said.
The woman admitted being "bored" when she decided to copy an internet fad that encourages people to text "I hid the body, now what?" to random numbers.
Oddly enough this isn't the first "I hid the body" text accidentally sent to police. Last week, a 15-year-old girl in Arkansas was let off with a warning.
The Saskatoon woman wasn't charged either.
"But it is a criminal offense and we are able to lay charges if we decide to do so," said Edwards.
"It would depend on the circumstances."
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