Woman’s April Fool’s Joke Backfires

A woman’s April Fool’s Day prank backfired on Friday. The woman sent a text message to a friend saying she was being held hostage in a local grocery store. Her friend called the police. They investigated and determined the kidnapping was a joke.

The police Facebooked; “We know it’s April Fool’s Day however we received a 999 call about an hour ago by someone who’d had a text from their friend to say she and others were being held hostage in a supermarket. We reminded the caller what day it was so they were asked to stay on the line and check with their friend…the reply said it was indeed an April Fool’s joke.”