Island 106 Bit Gets Police Attention
November 20, 2009 at 6:28 AM (PT)
A caller to MAGIC BROADCASTING Top 40 WILN (ISLAND 106)/PANAMA CITY's "THAT GUY" KRAMER morning show said she left her 11-month-old baby girl alone while she ran errands or went to dinner, reports WJHG-TV. "ALLISON" said, "I set her up with the home phone, and put it in her bed. I call it from my cell phone, keep my Bluetooth in my ear the whole time."
So, was this real or a bit?
Listeners believed it, and reached out to the police after hearing the call, even though KRAMER tried to CYA by saying, "Part of this could come off as illegal. So, don't be calling me. I don't even know her real name, to be honest with you, I don't know. Police, don't call me."
The police did call. Capt. JIMMY STANFORD said, "Once we explained to them the critical nature of this incident, they were more forthcoming and that's when we learned that this was a 'bit' made up." STANFORD added ISLAND 106 admitted a disc jockey from out-of-state made the hoax call. But, for many listeners, it seemed real.
WJHG-TV reports Sheriff's officials don't expect to press charges in this incident.