John Brady has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment
for calling random people and trying to convince them to perform a rectal exam over the phone. He got at least one person to do this.
His modus operandi: "I would go through the phone book and pick random numbers and make telephone calls." Then he would ask them personal questions about their digestive system, and try to get them to follow his instructions.
Prank calls of this nature (and victims dumb enough to fall for them) are definitely a recurring theme. Remember the strip-search prank caller
from a few years ago? He would call restaurants, pretend to be a detective, and convince managers to strip-search female employees. There's also the Satellite Medical Exam Scam
, in which a caller convinces their victim that if they stand outside naked a satellite flying overhead will provide them with a free medical scan.