When pranks go horribly wrong E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

It might be a good idea to talk to our kids about what can happen these when pranks go wrong. Anyone that has a television knows that prank shows like “Pranked,” are extremely popular- especially with young people. But what the kids that love these shows might not be clear on is what can happen when the prank is interpreted as a threat by an armed homeowner. According to CBS News, Little Rock Police reported that a 48-year-old Arkansas man shot and killed a 15-year-old girl recently in a prank gone wrong.

CBS affiliate KTHV reported that Adrian Broadway was fatally shot just before 1 a.m. on a Saturday after police say she and six other teens dumped leaves and trash on a car outside the Little Rock home of 48-year-old Willie Noble.

The teens were trying to “retaliate” for a similar prank pulled earlier by Noble’s teenage son.

Around the time that the kids were dumping leaves and other debris on a car parked at the residence, Noble allegedly ran out of his house and started shooting at the vehicle which held Adrian and the six others.

Police say none of the other kids were seriously injured.

Little Rock Police Lt. Sidney Allen told reporters the details of the tragic incident.

"Apparently Mr. Noble's teenage son had done a prank on some of the kids that were inside the vehicle on Halloween Night. As a result they were doing a retaliation prank and it ultimately had deadly results," Allen said.

Kortazha Williams, 16, who was in the car with Adrian at the time of the shooting, told KTHV the friends met up to go to Taco Bell and see a movie but they decided instead to go to Noble’s house to pull a prank on their friend.

“It was a joke. We was friends, we was gonna come over there and clean it up,” Williams told reporters through tears. “It was supposed to be a prank,” Williams continued.

Noble is charged with first-degree murder, one count of terroristic acts, and five counts of aggravated assault.

Kids need to be reminded that they live in much more dangerous times than their predecessors. Back in the old days it was rare to hear about a homicide stemming from am incident where kids egged a house or toilet papered a tree.

But in 2014 pranks like that are likely to get someone killed.


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