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Birthday Party at District Attorney's Office Gets Out of Hand

Posted February 15, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— A member of the Harnett County District Attorney's Office recently celebrated a birthday that he and his co-workers will remember for a long time.

Local defense attorney Jesse Jones says it was his idea to hire a stripper to deliver a singing telegram to an assistant district attorney for his 39th birthday.

"I do things a little differently, and I just thought it would be fun," Jones said. "And I was thinking, 'Hey, maybe this will relieve a little stress.'"

The woman delivering the telegram removed her top. When District Attorney Tom Lock heard of the prank, he suspended two people from the office for a brief period without pay.

The unnamed assistant district attorney on the receiving end of the stunt says that it was a bad practical joke.

Prankster Jones says he feels badly that he got his friends in trouble. Jones says he is now in trouble with his wife -- for spending $150 on the stunt.