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Rectal Exam Prank Caller
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.
Posted by The Curator on Thu Dec 18, 2008

Remember back in the 80's when some radio disc jockeys convinced a large crowd to stand in a parking lot and hold their credit cards over their heads?

The story was that a plane was going to fly over and photograph their credit card numbers before dropping some Cabbage Patch Kid dolls on them (they were very hard to find at the time, kind of the Tickle Me Elmo of their day).
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Dec 18, 2008  at  04:16 AM
P.T. Barnum is vindicated every day.
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, OK  on  Thu Dec 18, 2008  at  10:12 AM
There's no actual evidence that Barnum ever made the "sucker born every day" comment but your point is well-taken, anyway.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Dec 18, 2008  at  07:23 PM
If you're dumb enough to fall for these bizarre pranks, you deserve it!
Posted by Moriah  in  Oklahoma, USA  on  Sun Dec 21, 2008  at  09:18 PM
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