Pranks Can be Costly

Just ask the teen girl in Illinois

A 16-year-old central Illinois girl has been given $150 in tickets after the worried victims of her April Fool’s Day prank called police.  Bloomington police say the girl texted her friend and cousin Friday morning and said she’d been robbed and shot in the foot.  The pair called police, who rushed to a home where they found the 16-year-old safe. She hadn’t been robbed or shot.  The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports the girl received a $100 ticket for disorderly conduct and a $50 ticket for truancy because she wasn’t in school Friday.

And now, if she ever does get into trouble, no one will believe her.  The girl who cried wolf, as it were.  Remember, little ones, there’s a thing called ‘the law of unintended consequences’.  It’s best to ponder all the potential outcomes of a deed before doing it.  Learn to play chess.  It helps you think ahead.

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