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

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.

  • Courts & CrimesMore>>

  • breaking

    Special Crimes investigating overnight homicide

    Special Crimes investigating overnight homicide

    Thursday, March 30 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-03-30 13:04:19 GMT

    Amarillo Police are investigating an aggravated assault that left one person dead.

    Amarillo Police are investigating an aggravated assault that left one person dead.

  • Potter County deputies get trained on body cameras

    Potter County deputies get trained on body cameras

    Potter County deputies get trained on body cameras

    Monday, January 30 2017 9:45 AM EST2017-01-30 14:45:46 GMT

    After two years of waiting, the Potter County Sheriff's Office is closer than ever to being certified to wear body cameras. 

    After two years of waiting, the Potter County Sheriff's Office is closer than ever to being certified to wear body cameras. 

  • Clovis police investigating Family Dollar store robbery

    Clovis police investigating Family Dollar store robbery

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:21:45 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Clovis Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Family Dollar store Tuesday, March 28 around 9:55 p.m. 

    Clovis Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Family Dollar store Tuesday, March 28 around 9:55 p.m. 

Powered by Frankly