Skip to comments.Deputies: SC Motel Guest Trashed Room To Find 'Midget'
Posted on 11/24/2010 2:44:02 PM PST by BenLurkin
In what was apparently a phone prank that has taken place in other parts of the country, a motel guest said someone called his room and told him to smash the things inside in order to free a "midget" trapped next door.
Spartanburg County, S.C., sheriff's deputies told WXII sister station WYFF that they were called to a Motel 6 on Sunday night after a guest nearly punched through to the next room with a wrench.
A motel worker called deputies after she discovered the man had damaged the television, mirrors, and the wall between rooms, according to a police report.
When deputies arrived, 73-year-old Joseph Jones told them someone had called his room about 11 p.m. and said he was a manager at the motel. Jones said the male caller told him the previous guest had installed highly sophisticated cameras in his room. The caller told Jones not to bother looking for them and instead, the caller would instruct him on how to get rid of the cameras.
Jones said the caller asked him if the TV was on, and if it was to turn it off and unplug it. Jone said he did as he was told.
Next, he was told to remove the back toilet cover and to smash the TV with it. He did and the cover shattered without breaking the TV screen, so he was instructed to throw the TV outside. Jones did as he was instructed.
At some point, according to the report, Jones gave the caller his cell number so he did not have to keep running back to the room phone.
Jones said the caller then said that a "midget" who was 4 feet 3 inches tall was barricaded in the room next to him and that he needed to help ...
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Well - inquiring minds want to know - did he get the midget?
I wondered what that lump in my couch was...
Great — now I feel like I work for TSA.
Was it Gidget the midget?
Couldn’t he somehow have freed the midget without smashing things?
I think he over reacted. If I had a dollar for every time a midget was trapped in the hotel room next to mine...
When midgets are trapped, time is definitely of the essence.
I hear you. I think it’s more common than most people realize.
A trapped midget is no small matter!
You have to smash things to get the midget or you can’t get to the next level.
Oh, and stories like this make me proud to be from SC!
From the article: ‘In what was apparently a phone prank that has taken place in other parts of the country,’
Non proof that the guest, the midget or the caller were from SC. Rest easy there Gamecock;)
OK, who of ya’lls been channeling their inner Charlie Sheen?
And was a goat involved somehow?
My client has no further comment.
All that this story is missing is the artistic Hooker.
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