• Apr 16, 2007
We're guessing there's just not a whole lot to do in Mt. Pleasant, WI, pop. 23,142, where police say three teenagers admit to stretching plastic shrink wrap across a rural highway. Now, we can think of many reasons not to do this, not the least of which is that it could cause a serious accident. But the perpetrators of this particularly stupid stunt didn't think of that. Nor did they think of what might happen if, by some freak chance, the first car to come along was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. Yeah.

The officer says only minor damage occurred to his cruiser when he hit the transparent traffic barrier, but that a much more serious accident could have happened. After stopping, the cop noticed a car parked nearby with its lights off, investigated and found three teens, a roll of shrink wrap and a "small amount of alcohol."

Ahhh. Alcohol. That explains the enormous lack of thought the pranksters had. But if the three boys did indeed pull this prank, they don't even have that excuse since they were cold sober.

Police later found shrink wrap stretched across three other locations in the area and a fourth site had already been broken by a vehicle.

The three boys are charged with felony reckless endangering safety, misdemeanor criminal damage to property and misdemeanor obstructing an officer. They also got tickets for underage alcohol possession and the driver was ticketed for driving without someone 25 years old in the vehicle. Possibly worse, however is that the three were released to their parents to face, we're guessing, unholy fury the likes of which they had never seen before.

[Source: The Journal Times via Transport Trends]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      haha i do this shit all the time, it is HILARIOUS
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't know- I find this highly amusing. Trying to imagine what 'minor damage' the cruiser might have received. That is a pretty tall stack of felonies to wind up with as a kid.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Slow news day, huh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This sounds like a lot of fun.

      SoloTwo - your command of the English language is mesmerizing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats funny! I wish they had made a video...
      • 7 Years Ago
      "and the driver was ticketed for driving without someone 25 years old in the vehicle."

      What does that have to do with ANYTHING?
      • 7 Years Ago
      That motorcyclist was an idiot anyways, you can tell he wasn't wearing a full faced helmet. That in my opinion makes him just as stupid as the people who pulled the prank.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Luckily it wasn't someone on a motor bike. There is a case in Northern Alberta where a wire was used across the road on a bridge and the motorcyclist didn't survive the prank. This was in the sixties and no one was ever caught.
      • 7 Years Ago
      this rocks...we do it all the time, just not on highways
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow,.. just read the motorcycle accident link.

      Those kids are lucky that the guy didn't catch them before emergency personnel arrived. I know if I were him, I'd be in such a rage at that moment that I wouldn't be responsible for what I would have done to those kids.

      Someone could pull a prank on me (even a potentially dangerous one) and while I might be upset, I wouldn't be in a rage. But when it threatens the life of a loved one, look out,.. 'cause that's what "Temporary Insanity" cases are for.
      GotThatVibe
      • 7 Years Ago
      To all of you saying "hilarious," sure, maybe at first thought. You're thinking exactly like the kids. I take it you didn't read the "serious accident" link where this exact same type of prank wrecked a man riding on his motorcycle with his girlfriend? Yeah, real funny guys.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stupid kids..... you use the warping plastic to wrap the CAR...not the road....
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