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xMyrax
03-04-07, 16:22
"Prank calls may be annoying, but harmless, right? Maybe not.
Two teenage girls from Winchester, Tennessee are accused of making a prank call to a woman in Algood, Tennessee.
That woman had a stroke.
If you've ever seen the horror movie series "Saw", you know about a ruthless villain who forces his victims to play horrific games, fighting to stay alive.
And for 52-year-old Beverly Dickson, it was not something out of Hollywood. It was reality.
This was just part of a cryptic message on her phone: "You need to decide if life is worth living for. We have one of your friends hidden in your house."
Dickson, of Algood, Tennessee, got the message on her cell phone while sitting in a funeral procession.
And investigators say two 13-year-olds from Winchester, Tennessee were behind the call.
Authorities say the girls stayed up late prank calling friends.
But at two a.m., one of those calls went to Dickson's cell phone.
More of the message said: "There is toxic gas that will be fogged out in ten minutes. It will kill you in half a minute, so you decide, it's your game. Do you want to live or die."
Dickson suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital.
The girls say they are sorry, but many people say the prank that went too far, shouldn't have happened in the first place.
Huntsville residents we talked to didn't seem too amused.
Kenny Anton says, "I don't think anything like that should be taken off the screen into real life."
Sheldon Jordan tells us, "You watch movies and I guess people just take them a little too far."
Alex Anton says, "Prank calling first of all is horrible to do and to hurt somebody doing it is just ridiculous."
The two girls have been charged with phone harassment.
Dickson is recovering from her stroke and is expected to be ok, but her husband says she is having trouble sleeping at night.
Police say this is a big wake up call for those who contemplate making harassing phone calls."

Source http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=6277367

Absolutely terrible. o.o My friend told me about it not too long ago and I just checked for myself. Decided to share it with you guys although I think some of you might have already heard about it.

george_croft
03-04-07, 16:25
Kids these days!! They all deserve some serious spanking :smk:

AnthonyShock1515
03-04-07, 16:25
They want sentenced!

Legend of Lara
03-04-07, 16:28
Back in the days, children were better behaved etc. etc. etc.

Punished them! :smk:

Anubis_AF
03-04-07, 16:29
I've heard about this a week ago, on Inside Edition.

Pure sickness.

jeremyANDROGYNY
03-04-07, 16:54
I'm almost 15 and I do believe that has gone too far because you don't know what kind of people are out there these days. I've made my share of prank calls but they were nothing like this!

frostfur452
03-04-07, 16:58
wtf thats retarded! why waste money and effort on something sooo lame as to prank someone.

Draco
03-04-07, 17:04
They need to be spanked.

Phlip
03-04-07, 17:27
That's just rediculas! (sp)

da tomb raider!
03-04-07, 17:30
That's low and immature.

star girl
03-04-07, 17:46
That was sick! :mad: What the hell were the kids thinking? :mad: I feel sorry for the woman, :(

warped1
03-04-07, 17:49
wowie zowie!

let's be honest here... if she freak out so bad that she had a stroke there must be something else going on here!

I hear the phone call (on TV) it wasn't that bad!

only Croft
03-04-07, 18:38
Sometimes I make prank calls too...but it's harmlees to the operators asking rally dumb or sexy(:o) questions...but this one was really too far. Pranks like that shoud defenetly be a crime.

wowie zowie!

let's be honest here... if she freak out so bad that she had a stroke there must be something else going on here!

I hear the phone call (on TV) it wasn't that bad!

You can be right...but I know (from personal experience) that when you just saw The Ring 2 for the first time after The Ring 1, even if you diden't think it was scary, a call saing 'Seven Days' can still be creppy. Situations can really change the outcome of things.

saray
03-04-07, 19:40
how stupidly ridiculous and immature can two girls be.

poor woman =(

warped1
03-04-07, 19:47
Sometimes I make prank calls too...but it's harmlees to the operators asking rally dumb or sexy(:o) questions...but this one was really too far. Pranks like that shoud defenetly be a crime.



You can be right...but I know (from personal experience) that when you just saw The Ring 2 for the first time after The Ring 1, even if you diden't think it was scary, a call saing 'Seven Days' can still be creppy. Situations can really change the outcome of things.

Hmm... how old are you?

only Croft
03-04-07, 19:51
14...and I'm not easily scared aldough I'm young...if that was you point :mis: