Okay, so first of all, I am totally assuming that the person responsible for this “prank” isn’t friends with the prankee. I mean, no friend could possibly do this to another friend. Let’s just say that I don’t think the pranker will be receiving any friendship bracelets anytime soon. Second of all, is this guy CRAZY?!?
Christopher Shell probably didn’t think that when the pilot announced an emergency landing (due to “technical difficulties”) that the real reason for landing would actually be himself. Posting on his Facebook page that he was disappointed with his experience with US Airways, he hadn’t seen anything yet.
As soon as the plane landed, the plane was flooded with armed federal agents running straight for him.
The airport had received an anonymous tip that Shell would be boarding the plane with liquid explosives. A tip that the Feds would later find out to be totally untrue. Turns out, someone had called in order to prank Shell for his birthday. Really?
“He was obviously very alarmed as I would be if heavily armed police officers entered a plane to take me off, he was certainly stunned,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan told NBC10.
Sullivan said Shell would not be charged in connection with the security scare, but his buddy, who cost the airline tens of thousands of dollars, definitely will be. And it’s possible that Shell’s ex-girlfriend could have also been involved in this totally cray prank. Yikes.
Well, hopefully none of you have ever pulled something even close to this magnitude of stupid, but have you ever pulled a prank on a friend that backfired?