Today's weird Wednesday news is more stupid human error than weirdness. It is also from outside Dayton, Ohio... just a couple hours away from me. This article came out this morning about a woman that decided to prank one of her family members. She stuck a dressed up mannequin on the porch of a female family members, complete with a hooded sweatshirt, toy shotgun, and beer bottle. The owner of the house didn't know it was a prank and called 911 about a stranger sitting on her porch with a gun. When police arrived, they learned the "man" was a mannequin and then charged the prankster with a misdemeanor charge of inducing panic. The woman's family are not happy about her being charged with a crime for the prank, though the article states they understand why she is being charged.
The Clark County Sheriff's department is still reeling from the death of Deputy Suzanne Hooper around this time last year. So yes, they take an armed suspect seriously. That this woman thought sticking a man-shaped figure in man-type clothes with alcohol and a gun was funny, let alone okay... I'm just shaking my head. Let's hope she learned her lesson.
Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS