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Radio Station's 'Inmates' Scare Motorists

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posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 09:37 PM
What the hell is wrong in the world of radio these days? Is this a picture of what the entire world is coming to? Do these people have no conscience, no social awareness, at all, no maturity? Maybe someone can help me out here. This must be the dumbest publicity stunt I have ever heard of.


A radio station stunt that had three listeners dressed up like escaped jail inmates went awry Friday when dozens of people called police. The resulting ruckus tied up traffic during morning rush hour, authorities said.

The three people, shackled and dressed in what appeared to be jail uniforms, were competing to try to get motorists to give them a ride, Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said. The first one back to the studios of Tampa station WXTB-FM — 98 Rock — would win a trip to Los Angeles in conjunction with a new Fox television show called "Prison Break."

But after 30 or 40 calls from "terrified" motorists and residents, sheriff's deputies responded in force and took them into custody for real, Doll said. They were released after about an hour.

"We took it quite seriously and responded with every available deputy we had in that area," Doll said.

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[edit on 2005/8/12 by GradyPhilpott]

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