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(, Thu 26 Aug 2010, 12:47)
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i made a bomb hoax
When I was 14 I would go to a phonebox with my mate and make prank calls. Harmless enough and we found it hilarious as I could do some funny accents quite well.

Then we found a freephone number for a hotel reservation service

I made a few calls pretending to be michael jacksons assistant etc acted very stressed stating we must have the best room, all cutlery must be galvanised etc

I began to draw a crowd. At school during lunch I used the school payphone and rang the number. I had about 6 people stood around listening and I went blank.

God knows why but I said in a very posh voice " haha there's a bomb in the *insert very large hotel in leeds centre next to the train station* hotel. Put the phone down and went about my business

2 hours later an emergency assembly was called. We saw SOCO officers removing the payphone. I shit myself and ran home

Unfortunately by the time I got home I had already been grassed and my parents had been informed. They were the opposite of happy

In the end I got a police caution. And a 3 week suspension from school. Had it been a few years later I would probably still be in prison for terrorism

Whilst cautioning me, the police explained that my hoax had not been taken as a serious threat, but the hotel had been searched. Had they took it serious they would have had to evacuate the city centre and stop all trains at an estimated cost of £3 million.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 15:16, 9 replies)
the 3 million thing might have been their way of hammering home the point rather than the actual truth.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 15:26, closed)
id like to think so
And it certainly worked!
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 15:29, closed)
Seems to me
when they calculate costs like that, they include things like all the salaries of all the police that would have been working anyway.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 16:09, closed)
Good old hoax calls...
Forget the usual emergency services calls, apart from it costing me money now as a taxpayer, it wastes their time and I might need their help one day. We used to dial random numbers and inform the person answering that they'd been entered in a competition by a friend and they'd won...if I rememver rightly it was a blow up Lolita sex doll when a bloke answered and a 10" Big Mick vibrator for the Laydeez. Some of them were really excited, but I'd imagine that wore off after waiting for the Postie in the nip for a few days.

This was well before 141 and caller id stuff by the way.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 15:32, closed)
Well, I suppose as it's confession time, we used to call the Samaritans and tell them stuff like our headmaster had been interfering with us.

They used to seem to take it all very seriously, but on reflection I'm quite sure they knew we were just dickhead kids, but were duty bound to play along with it just in case.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 16:12, closed)
It was Childline for us
We'd usually end the call with, "Oh, shit, he's coming now. No, PLEASE..." then end with a blood-curdling scream, and hang up the phone. Looking back, I hope none of the calls were taken seriously...
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 16:20, closed)
we used to tell them
they'd won a condom machine and a video box set of emmerdale farm.
it was still a farm back then, you see.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 17:53, closed)
i know you in real life don't i
wondered when you'd start posting here
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 17:29, closed)
And you are solely to blame for my presence here.
(, Wed 1 Sep 2010, 17:48, closed)

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