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Prank Calls That Shut Down U.S. Schools Traced to Korea
Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/02/2013 | Chosun Ilbo

Posted on 07/01/2013 9:30:32 PM PDT by TexGrill

An anonymous phone call that led to the lockdown of nine schools in the U.S. state of New Jersey has apparently been traced to Korea.

The call was received by the police communications center in New Jersey at 9:45 a.m. on March 26 last year from a man threatening to kill students at Hackettstown High School in the garden state with an AK 47 assault rifle. The call prompted police to order lockdowns at Hackettstown High School and eight other schools nearby.

Local media reported that a man armed with a gun was hiding in the woods behind Hackettstown High School, and frightened parents rushed to the school to pick their children up. Armed police searched the entire town as helicopters hovered overhead, but no armed assailant surfaced. Now the threatening phone call has been traced to Korea.

Korean police on Monday said they arrested a 20-year-old man on charges of obstruction of official duties for making four threatening or prank calls to 911 in Warren County, New Jersey, causing a SWAT team to be mobilized.

"U.S. police must have thought he was a genuine terrorist, since he was able to accurately describe the surrounding buildings of his targets, even though he spoke poor English," a Korean police spokesman said.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.chosun.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: skorea; southkorea
Global business tip
1 posted on 07/01/2013 9:30:32 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

Whatever happened to “Do you have Prince Albert in a can”?


2 posted on 07/01/2013 9:32:29 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: TexGrill

That Kim Jong-un. What a prankster.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 9:33:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: Slump Tester

Or is your refrigerator running?


4 posted on 07/01/2013 9:38:41 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: TexGrill

Gangnam style!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0


5 posted on 07/01/2013 9:42:28 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Wiggins

Is this the woman who washes?


6 posted on 07/01/2013 9:43:48 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: TexGrill

> Global business tip

Probably more like Google Earth


7 posted on 07/01/2013 9:44:11 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: TexGrill

Actually, Korea is being real cooperative. Thank you Korea:)


8 posted on 07/01/2013 9:45:31 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

I never got to ride the Korean subway (I left the last time in 1982) but the women and girls are still as good looking as I recall.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 9:57:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One again-must be the little ones!


10 posted on 07/01/2013 10:02:35 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Slump Tester

If Tom Mabe was fluent in the Korean language he could do a great anti-telemarketer prank like this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl5uhjJFTiE


11 posted on 07/01/2013 10:03:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Slump Tester

Maybe it’s time to have JV and Elvis to prank call a Korean restaurant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQHROt5HG0w


12 posted on 07/01/2013 10:05:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: TexGrill

well im sure NSA has a record


13 posted on 07/01/2013 10:59:17 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Jack Hydrazine
When I was a kid there were 2 people in our phonebook we called incessantly. There was a guy named Harry Dangler, and there was also a woman named Ione Nutt.

The line we always used after we'd ask who we were speaking to was "Don't they look at you funny in the shower?"

Thankfully, that was about 30 years before caller ID.

14 posted on 07/01/2013 11:21:49 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: TexGrill
from the article:
U.S. police sent Korean police a US$81,058 bill to pay for helicopters and police vehicles that were mobilized in response to the man's calls.

I've never seen a bill this big.

15 posted on 07/02/2013 12:10:18 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan

Next thing you know, Obummer will be sending out more bills to all the countries he’s spying on. He’ll claim that due to the sequester he’s demanding that other countries must pay for PRISM expenses. You can’t snoop into German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s email for free.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 12:15:30 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Spoofing....


17 posted on 07/02/2013 12:35:56 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How ever there were a few women in the video that where a bit on the chunky side...
18 posted on 07/02/2013 12:36:27 AM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: Beowulf9

I think some Korean students may be a bit pizzed after the entire country had the SATs cancelled due to widespread cheating.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 12:45:41 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Nailbiter

bflr


20 posted on 07/02/2013 2:58:11 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: TexGrill

All he needed was Google Earth.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 3:59:03 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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