B96 Prank Gets Under The Skin Of Drew Peterson
November 3, 2008 at 6:16 AM (PT)
Former Police Sergeant and husband of missing wife STACY PETERSON, DREW PETERSON's HALLOWEEN started with a radio station's trick but the embattled ex-cop said it wouldn't put him off from dispensing treats to neighborhood children, reports SUBURBANCHICAGONEWS.COM. "There will be candy available at the PETERSON house for trick-or-treating fun," PETERSON said shortly after two people showed up at his door FRIDAY morning to win a radio contest, followed by the cops pulling up to put a stop to the shenanigans.
PETERSON said CBS RADIO Top40/Rhythmic WBBF-F (B96)/CHICAGO told listeners the first people to trick-or-treat at his home would win a free cell phone. "The police heard about it," PETERSON said, and the law showed up to intervene. Police Chief KEVIN MCCARTHY said the situation outside PETERSON's home had "really calmed down" by the afternoon and that the radio station agreed to pull the plug on its contest.
"One of the lieutenants called the radio station and told them to knock it off," MCCARTHY said, noting that PETERSON has a "no trespassing" sign on his lawn and that interlopers risked arrest.
PETERSON's next-door neighbor, SHARON BYCHOWSKI, a close friend of his missing wife STACY PETERSON, found it ironic that PETERSON, a self-proclaimed "jokester," seemed not to enjoy the radio station's prank. "So the jokester can't take a joke," BYCHOWSKI said.