Victim of egging prank in De Soto has egg allergy Victim of egging prank in De Soto has egg allergy
Posted July 31
De Soto, Missouri — A family is speaking out after a prank they say went too far.
Last week, vandals tossed dozens of eggs at cars in De Soto. Police tracked down a group of teens allegedly behind it and are gathering a case.
Gary Plant and his nine-year-old son are one of more than 20 people in DeSoto whose cars were egged.
"Not only did all the eggs go all over the car it got inside the car," says Plant.
It's a prank, Jackson says could have cost him his life. That's because he has a severe egg allergy.
"I go into anaphylactic shock and I break down and I can't breathe. That's why I carry my EpiPens around," says Jackson.
Jackson has been allergic ever since he was a baby. It is not just ingesting eggs either, he says even the smell can trigger it.
"My face feels really numb. It usually just kind of feels weird and is hard to talk," he says.
Jackson says when his parents cars were egged, he didn't even want to go outside.
"I could have had to been rushed to the hospital and I could have possibly had to stay there for a long time," he says.
Plant says many times, people are not educated on allergies. He wants that to change.
"This is a serious matter people don't realize the the severity of what this can cause," says Plant.
For Jackson, he wants the teens behind the egging to know this:
"Think before they act and do not be stupid," he says.
Charges are expected to be filed against the teens responsible for the egg prank sometime next week.