Texas police warn against texting prank - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Texas police warn against texting prank

Posted: Updated:

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth police are asking people not to partake in a prank in which they text a random phone number, saying they have hidden a body.

Police officials said Thursday they have received four calls from residents reporting they have received such texts.

The idea has apparently been making the rounds on Twitter and the website Pinterest.

The prank is to send a text that says: "I hid the body ... Now what?" to a random phone number.

Police say they will file charges against anyone caught making such false claims through texts.

Last week, a northwest Arkansas teenager got into trouble after she sent such a text to a stranger, who turned out to be a police detective. The girl was released with a warning.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • New Walmart, theater among Lawton retail projects

    New Walmart, theater among Lawton retail projects

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:04:47 GMT
    New stores are breaking ground while others are opening their doors. After the completion of two large retail projects in the past two years, city officials say they're still working to diversify the shopping and dining selection citywide.
    New stores are breaking ground while others are opening their doors. After the completion of two large retail projects in the past two years, city officials say they're still working to diversify the shopping and dining selection citywide.
  • Duncan audit finds millions in misspent funds

    Duncan audit finds millions in misspent funds

    Sep 15, 2014 07:06 PM2014-09-16 00:05:33 GMT
    According to a recently released audit, the City of Duncan misspent nearly $8 million in fiscal year 2011 alone.
    According to a recently released audit, the City of Duncan misspent nearly $8 million in fiscal year 2011 alone.
  • Residents complain about aggressive door-to-door salesmen

    Residents complain about aggressive door-to-door salesmen

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:55:16 GMT
    Lawton residents have been complaining about solicitors showing up at their door and being overly aggressive.
    Lawton residents have been complaining about solicitors showing up at their door and being overly aggressive.
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.