When a Crest Hill man texted his girlfriend about a bank robbery, he was J/K, but police weren't LOL.
When a Crest Hill man texted his girlfriend, he was J/K about a bank robbery, but police weren't LOL.
Donaldson, bored in line, sent her a cell phone message as a prank.
"He sent her a text message saying a man with a gun was inside the bank," said Deputy Chief Mike Trafton.
But the 36-year-old woman didn't realize it was supposed to be a joke. Faster than you can say "OMG," the girlfriend called 911 to report a bank robbery, and several police quickly showed up.
"We take any such report very seriously and had a very heavy police response with many officers rushing to the bank," said Trafton.
The Joliet police weren't laughing, and neither was Donaldson. He was arrested on a felony charge of disorderly conduct and booked into the Will County Jail.
His only message now is "BRB."
Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.