Police in Ky. charge man in Halloween gag

PARIS, Ky. (AP) -- When a Paris chicken restaurant employee found her boss lying in a pool of blood, she ran screaming from the restaurant and called police.

WKYT-TV in Lexington reported the scenario was set up by Joe Watkins as a Halloween prank on one of his workers at the Chicken Ranch restaurant. Her name wasn't revealed.

Watkins said he tried calling the woman's cell phone to tell her it was a prank, but she didn't answer. He says he also called police to tell them it was a gag.

They came anyway and charged Watkins with making a false report.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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