Daughter's April Fools' joke no laughing matter to police in Londonderry
Shortly after 1 p.m. on April 1, police received a phone call from a distraught local man who told them his daughter had just called him from inside the Garden Lane Market Basket store and told him that “a man with a gun had just come in.”
Dispatchers immediately sent an entire shift of police officers to the store, but upon their arrival, it became clear that something was amiss.
Management later told police that no “suspicious men” had entered the store, to their knowledge.
In the meantime, the caller, who police did not identify, contacted police to tell them his daughter “had played an April Fools’ Day joke on him.”
Police said they aren’t releasing the alleged prankster’s name until they hear her side of the story.