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Kenly police: Prank caller pretends to be officer

Posted August 13, 2009

— Kenly police say someone has been prank calling residents and pretending to be an officer.

Police Chief Josh Gibson said the caller tells people that there is a warrant for their arrest.

Several residents have come to the police station to turn themselves in, he said. Others have called police to ask about the supposed warrants.

If you have any information about the prank caller or have received one of the calls, contact Kenly police at 919-284-2116.


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  • wcco Aug 13, 2009

    Now this is funny, I gotta try this on my ex wife

  • purplepat777 Aug 13, 2009

    You mean it's that easy to capture people with warrants out on them? You simply have to call them and let them know. Who knew?

  • Professor Aug 13, 2009

    This man should be given 20 years in prison. I hope the courts will do just that.

  • Newshound Aug 13, 2009

    Reminds me of a prank where i used to call drug stores and pretend to be from nc state vet school and ask them to look and see if they can special order condoms for large farm animals.

  • live_4-horses Aug 13, 2009

    This happened to my husband and the call comes from a private number. This is not only happening in the Kenly area because we live in a different county.

  • Fuquay Resident Aug 13, 2009

    It would be pretty easy to track down the phone number that the calls came from. All it takes is a call to the phone company.....and a court order.

  • familyfour Aug 13, 2009

    If the people that turned themselves in actually had warrants....I would say he just needs to be put on the payroll, and given the list!

  • cindy2345 Aug 13, 2009

    this sure does sound like some of the people in kenly. surprised they would even go to the pd.

  • shellrocks2000 Aug 13, 2009

    its funny, but this caller has got people with warrants to actually turn themselves in. uhm... something the kenly police can't do.

  • Journey985 Aug 13, 2009

    Too Funny!!!!