A Waffle House employee crossed the line from April Fools' prank to April Fools' stupidity when she prank-called 911 to falsely report a robbery at one of the chain’s Virginia locations, police said Monday.
Susan Alexandria Tinker, 20, dialed 911 at 5:56 a.m. Monday and told a dispatcher that the Hampton, Va., Waffle House where she worked was robbed, the Hampton Police Department said in a news release.
Officers responded to the Waffle House on West Mercury Boulevard and determined that no robbery was committed there, leading Tinker to be arrested on charges of falsely summoning police.
“Responding officers investigated the incident and determined that the complaint was a fabrication in celebration of ‘April Fool’s Day,'” the department noted.
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Tinker faces up to 12 months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine if convicted of the charge, according to police.