According to news station KCPQ, the 17-year-old from Cleveland Heights and three friends, all wearing ski masks, confronted his mother on her driveway with a gun. After the mother escaped from the fake robbery, police said the teen admitted that his motivation was a live YouTube stream.
Police said the teens forced the 40-year-old mother into her house, pointed a gun at her (which was allegedly just an airsoft pistol), demanded she get on the floor, and told her to give them money. The son then allegedly pretended to fight with his masked friends, and during the brouhaha, the mother escaped the house.
That’s when the teenager called 911 and said, “I just did a fake robbery prank on my mom and she ran. I know she called the police. She’s nowhere to be found.”
Asked by the dispatcher if the fake robbery attempt was a prank, the teen said, “Yeah, but she thought it was for real. Like when I got to wrestling my friends for fake, she ran out of the house.”
The dispatcher asked, “Can you explain to me what happened and why you did that to your mother?”
(Grabs belt!) We are hoping the police press charges on these boys. This is a prank that went way too far! We have seen–and done–some pranks in our heyday, but never to the likes of traumatizing our own mother. What do you guys think of these shenanigans? Sound off in the comments section below!