KZOZ Seals With A Smirk
April 2, 2008 at 12:12 PM (PT)
A clear nominee for the APRIL Fool's Day stunt of the year goes to AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA Rock KZOZ/SAN LUIS OBISPO, whose JEFF & JEREMY morning show claimed that a truck filled with elephant seals overturned on Hwy. 101. An alleged spokesperson from the California Highway Patrol claimed that one of the seals even gave birth on the freeway, so the jocks suggested alternative routs for commuters.
The real CHP sent out two officers when they heard about it second-hand. The supposed accident even appeared briefly on the CHP website. Although a CALTRANS spokesman warned them about joking about public safety, the CHP said the DJs did nothing criminal because no one actually called into the dispatch center to report it. Anyone who does file a false police report can face a misdemeanor charge.
Here's some TV coverage of the prank.