Last month, I ended my Central Minnesota Crime Logs post with this statement:
AND FINALLY... this last one was just so odd that I hated to waste it on one of my dumb punchlines, so I thought I'd give you a chance to finish it. Please - help me out here.As I mentioned, the idea of putting Saran Wrap across the road seemed odd to me. Why would anyone want to lay Saran Wrap on the road? Then today, I saw that someone found my blog through the Google search "saran wrap across the road" and it piqued my curiosity once again. Now it was my turn to find out what this was all about.
A complaint was reported at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday on First Street Northeast. A caller said juveniles were putting Saran wrap across the road. Officers talked to them and they apologized for the behavior and went home...
A few clicks later I landed on this guy's prank website (you should actually check it out, it's quite comprehensive) and found my answer:
We stretched a single layer of plastic wrap across two trees that were on opposite sides of the road. At night, when suspended about 3 ½ feet off the ground, the plastic acts as a mirror and reflects an oncoming vehicles headlights giving of a visual effect that makes it look like another car is coming straight at you.Ahh, I get it now. They stretched it across the street, not on the street. Duh. But holy cow... that actually seems a little dangerous if you ask me! Oh yeah that's right - I'm 48 years old. Nevermind.
Anyway, I used to be a kid once myself believe it or not. I mean just check out this hysterical purse prank. And that's not all... one time we were throwing apples at cars and I "accidentally" threw one at a squad car, who then proceeded to chase us into a field and attempt to hunt us down in the woods. That's right... I was a BADass! Not a particularly bright badass but a badass all the same.
So what about you? What was your favorite prank to pull when you were young? Or better yet, what is the stupidest thing you've ever done?