A normal person tries to get out of a speeding ticket by telling the officer they’re late for an important meeting. But 22-year-old Jacorien Jones and 19-year-old Desmond Aycock are creative souls. They don’t want to copy everyone else.
Here’s what happened. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson told reporters that just before midnight on April 11, they received two calls about a shooting inside Walmart. The first caller told police that someone had been shot in the chest and then immediately hung up the phone.
The second caller did the same thing. Dispatchers were unable to get them back on the line, so officers rushed to the Walmart expecting the worst and hoping for the best.
When they arrived, they found no issues inside the Walmart or outside. It was completely calm, or as calm as a Walmart can be at midnight. The manager working at the time confirmed to the police that no one had been shot inside the store.
Investigators looked into the calls and discovered they were made by Aycock and Jones. During questioning, they admitted to making the calls because they believed they were going to get pulled over for speeding. They were hoping to cause a distraction.
Both Jones and Aycock were arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident. But hey, at least they didn’t get a speeding ticket!