DOCUMENT: Stupid, Crime

Teens Busted For Taco Bell Kidnap "Prank"

Couple said they staged crime due to boredom

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Taco Bell Prank

MARCH 12--A teenage girl and a male cohort were arrested early today for a kidnapping prank pulled on employees at a Taco Bell in Ohio, cops report.

According to Akron police, the 17-year-old girl was in the passenger seat of a Ford Explorer that pulled up to the restaurant’s drive-thru window around midnight.

The SUV was being driven by the male who, after receiving his food from a Taco Bell worker, asked for extra sauce. At that point, the girl “leaned forward very quickly” and gave Ashley Boyer, the 19-year-old worker, “a look like she needed help.”

It was then, Boyer told cops, that she realized the passenger had duct tape “across her hands and across her mouth.”

After being summoned to the Taco Bell (seen above) by employees, officers began searching for the SUV. After several hours, the vehicle was located and officers questioned the couple that had been inside it. The duo eventually explained that they staged the phony kidnapping because they were “bored.”

The pair, who have not been identified because they are juveniles, were each charged with delinquency by means of inducing panic, a misdemeanor.

The  arrest of the minors now allows police to return their focus entirely to capturing the "Akron Pooper." (2 pages)