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    * Phone prank leads to body cavity search!

    Bizarre Hoax Leads to Strip Searches

    Caller Convinces Restaurant Managers to Strip Search Workers, Customers

    March 31 Restaurant managers across the country have been receiving strange phone calls from someone urging them to strip-search employees or customers to see if they have stolen property.

    The latest incident occurred last week in Arizona, when a Taco Bell manager received a call from a man claiming to be a police officer who urged the manager to strip-search a female whom the caller said had stolen a pocketbook.

    Authorities said the male manager pulled aside a 17-year-old female customer who fit the description given by the caller and then carried out the search, which included a body cavity search.

    "We have a very bizarre situation occurring not only in Fountain Hills, Ariz., but across the nation, a very bizarre scheme," said Sheriff Joseph Arpaio of Marciopa County, Ariz. "My detectives are working full time on this investigation."

    Investigators say that there have been dozens of similar cases going as far back as 1999, involving Burger King, Wendy's, Applebee's and other restaurants. In addition to Arizona, similar incidents involving both male and female managers conducting searches have been reported in Massachusetts, South Dakota, Indiana, Utah and Ohio.

    No arrests have been made in connection with the calls in Arizona.

    South Dakota Manager Acquitted

    In Rapid City, S.D., a former fast-food restaurant manager was accused of holding a 19-year-old female employee against her will and forcing her to strip during a three-hour search in the restaurant's back office. Allan Mathis was acquitted last month of kidnapping and second-degree rape charges in connection with the June incident.

    Mathis said that he was following the direction of someone on the telephone who claimed to be a police officer.

    "I never wanted to be there, I never wanted to do it in the first place," Mathis said today on Good Morning America. "I was just doing what he told me to do."

    Prosecutors said a videotape showed Mathis sexually assaulting the woman.

    The woman testified that Mathis made her exercise naked, sit on his lap and submit to a body search that included breast and genital touching.

    "He was very convincing, very demanding, he had answers for everything," Mathis said about the caller who had instructed him. "Every question that I came up with he had answers that made sense to me."

    Defense lawyer Randy Connelly told the jury Mathis was the unwitting victim of a "freak who plays God."

    "What the caller is able to do is appeal, not to reason, but to fears," Connelly said on GMA. "The caller manages to appeal not to their reason but to their fear of losing their job, that they'll go to jail, that there will be adverse repercussions."

    Both Females and Males Targeted

    The hoax caller usually poses as a police officer, but sometimes the caller claims to be a district manager, Arpaio said. The caller then instructs the manager to search a young female of "generic description," he said.

    Police suspect that the hoax is the work of one person, calling from a distant location.

    "We feel that the manager and the victim are not involved in this scheme," Arpaio said.

    In February, a Wendy's restaurant employee filed a sexual harassment complaint against a female supervisor for strip-searching him.

    The woman was among supervisors at four Wendy's restaurants south of Boston who strip-searched employees, saying they were told to do so by a phone caller who said he was a policeman. The other incidents occurred in Whitman, West Bridgewater and Wareham. No criminal charges have been brought.

    Wendy's has suspended all four supervisors involved in the incidents for violating rules against searches that involve touching or removing clothes.

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    Wow people really don't have a lot of common sense they should have at least known the police don't call you like that and even if they did they would send an officer out to properly conduct the search. Sigh more proof the education system is in dire shambles.
    Patron: I'd like my free lunch please.
    Cafe Manager: Free lunch? Did you read the fine print stating it was an April Fool's joke.
    Patron: I read the same way I listen, I ignore the parts I don't agree with. I'm suing you for false advertising.
    Cafe Owner: Is our lawyer still working pro bono?

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    ok i couldnt be assed to read all that as i just got up but one thing did occur to me, have these females reported their boss's to the police for sexual assault ? because here in the uk if a boss did that for whatever reason (and an anonymous phonecall is bottom of list) they would be lucky to escape gaol ........


    and as a union rep at our place i would be getting the victim a great deal of compensation.....

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm,

    The Dude

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    Love your interesting news bits timechange, one request I have is to put a link to the story along with the pasting of it.

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    VERY easy to solve that crime, I do it all the time myself.
    The prankers are not the callers, but the bosses themselves.

    A very easy "how-to" to give a full body cavity search to a girl you like.

    1. Find her.
    2. Call yourself from your mobile.
    3. Pretend that your talking to a police officer, and that you got instructions to do a fully body cavity search.

    Note: sounds amazed, repeat what the "officer" on the end of the line says in wonder, make sure you get this look on your face: "" act your *** off. its oscar time.

    4. Look at the girl with an "I'm so sorry, I feel your pain, wish I could help" look. slowly start giving in to the officer on the end of the line.

    5. a mans got to do, what a mans got to do, who are you to argue with the authorities? perform that full body cavity search... take your time too! stay on the phone, and wait for the detailed instructions from the "officer".

    Those things take time [explain to the girl] the officer said at least an hour. and if you make a mistake you have to start over.

    Note: make sure that you sound unhappy, throw in an "you think this is uncomfortable for you, what about me?" get HER to feel sorry for YOU,

    Once the full body cavity search is complete as per the instructions you were given on the phone (remember to take your time! at least an hour of searching in there... you may need to bring a flashlight)

    And you discover that you have found nothing, yell in outraged manner at the phone and hang up! act all angry and nervous after it.

    The girl is already feeling sorry for you, not to mention that she might be in a somewhat, erm, happy mod (she will never admit it) after all that looking around in there. she will try to calm you down, explain to her that you really liked her and was about to ask her out when you got that phone call.

    and now that this happend, your afraid that things will not work out. *sigh* you really liked her. [if you could work up a tear in one of your eyes at this moment it would be great]

    ...I'll late you take it from there.





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    everyone knows for such a situation the police would come to you. not just call
    Brian Larter

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    Originally posted by mrlarter
    everyone knows for such a situation the police would come to you. not just call
    ""We have a very bizarre situation occurring not only in Fountain Hills, Ariz., but across the nation, a very bizarre scheme," said Sheriff Joseph Arpaio of Marciopa County, Ariz. "My detectives are working full time on this investigation."

    Investigators say that there have been dozens of similar cases going as far back as 1999, involving Burger King, Wendy's, Applebee's and other restaurants. In addition to Arizona, similar incidents involving both male and female managers conducting searches have been reported in Massachusetts, South Dakota, Indiana, Utah and Ohio."

    not everybody.
    IWDN - Really smart web developers... and me!
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    One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction.
    Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

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    Someone ought to phone this prank to the Whitehouse.

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    LOL webster... thats a brilliant tutorial


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    webster, you try that first.

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    hilarious webster ...

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    I suggest you try it, it works like a charm for me.
    I'm happy to share my knowledge, maybe if you will learn from me women will stop throwing themselves at me all the time, and some will go after you.

    Its hard sometimes, being a stud.


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    well websterworld if you have (and i think your pulling our legs) done that then i recon your going to meet and have an intimate relationship with bubba some time soon whereby you become his wife for a few years if you get my drift.

    as phone pranks go that is the pitts........

  15. #15
    I think you misread my post.
    I didnt do the phone prank, I pretended that I got a phone call.

    as for pulling your legs... why I'd never!







    guess you'd never know now, I'll leave you the benefit of the doubt.
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