Prank calls lead people to hospital to identify loved one's body

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One person's idea of a funny prank could get them into serious trouble. Fargo authorities are looking for a person who made at least three prank phone calls pretending to be doctors. They asked the people to come to the hospital to identify a loved one's body.

Police say two people in Fargo and one person in Moorhead received the calls Thursday. Two of the people actually showed up at the hospital to find out it was a prank.

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The pranks are considered a form of disorderly conduct and are punishable by 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine, according to Lykken.

Police are asking anyone who receives such a phone call to try to get a number that the person is calling from and return the call.

Anyone with information is also asked to call the Fargo Police Department at (701) 235-4493.


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