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Richard Brown was under house arrest after posing as a sheriff's deputy in 2002, but even from his home he still managed to get into trouble. The news article describing what he did is a little confusing, but from what I can gather he called up restaurants and told the employees that he spoke to that he was a DJ, and that if they came to his home they could win $50,000. Once they arrived he told them that they had to pass a challenge to win the money. They had to strip naked, then walk out to their car and drive away. He got two people to do this. The third person noticed he was wearing a home detention bracelet. A court has now charged Brown with three counts of criminal confinement and three counts of identity deception. I just find it amazing that he could talk people into doing this stuff so easily.
Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 06, 2005
Comments (7)
Who got the 50 large.
Posted by booch  on  Thu Apr 07, 2005  at  12:29 PM
"I just find it amazing that he could talk people into doing this stuff so easily."

Easily? Maybe not. We don't know how many people he had to call before he got two of them to take the bait. After all, Mr. Brown had plenty of time on his hands.

Did I say two? Wait a minute, at the end of the news article it says, "Brown still faces trial on 14 more felony charges stemming from similar incidents involving seven more men. That case is scheduled for a pretrial hearing April 18."

Personally, I think he's getting a bum rap. Nobody seems to be saying that he actually hurt anybody or stole anything-- he just made these guys look foolish, something these particular individuals should be accustomed to by now.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Apr 07, 2005  at  06:37 PM
Yeah... this actually happened not too far from us. Is the guy getting a bum rap? Well, that happens ALL the time here in Indiana, buckle of the bible belt!

It's a little creepy yeah, but these dumbasses who think that a radio station would:

-Give away 50K for a stunt involving public nudity

-or operate ANY promotion from someone's home

-or not have publicity going on for a 50K stunt

are so stupid they deserve what they got! Think a little folks... the real deal should have been obvious! And probably was to most, because like Gary said... who knows how many others he tried this on before finding these doofuses, or is that doofi?
Posted by Mark-N-Isa  in  Midwest USA  on  Thu Apr 07, 2005  at  06:55 PM
it's just doof. Like moose, elk, and twit
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Apr 07, 2005  at  07:19 PM
So it should have been... "before finding these doof"? That doesn't sound right even though substitution with "moose" does. How about we just change it altogether and go with... "dumbasses!"

cool grin
Posted by Mark-N-Isa  in  Midwest USA  on  Thu Apr 07, 2005  at  07:34 PM
No, I think just plain old dumbass should serve
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Apr 07, 2005  at  07:47 PM
I wonder if any of 'em had a hairy houdini.....
Posted by booch  on  Thu Apr 07, 2005  at  07:50 PM
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