Texting Prank Backfires as Teen Sends Message to Cop

An Arkansas teen sent the message to a random number

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    An Arkansas teen's prank backfired when she texted a random number that turned out to be the number of a police detective.

    An Arkansas teen thought sending a random text message that she 'hid the body' would elicit a few laughs. The message sparked a police investigation instead, WBOY-TV in Clarksburg reported.

    The 15-year from northwest Arkansas had blind texted “I hid the body … Now what?” to a police detective.

    “Just in the 479 area code, we probably got half a million phone numbers and she just randomly picks the phone number of a Rogers Police Detective,” Rogers Police Officer Keith Foster told CBS affiliate 5 News.

    The teen got the idea for the prank from a posting on social media photo site Pinterest.

    Police used an emergency phone trace to track her cellphone number.

    “Not knowing if the text was a prank or a legitimate text, detective began an investigation into the source of the message,“ a news release obtained by Arkansas Online stated.

    Police learned the text was a prank after questioning the teen and her father, and released her with a warning, according to reports.