Madison Police Respond To Woman’s Prank On Sister

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman’s April Fool’s prank pulled on her sister got the Madison police involved.

Police say a Madison woman texted her 55-year-old sister that her husband hit her and she was going to hit him back.

The Capital Times reported the sister reacted by calling 911, not only because of the text but because she said there likely was a gun in the house.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the sister quickly called back 911 after learning her sister fooled her. But he says police continued because it isn’t uncommon for one of the parties in a domestic disturbance to try to dissuade police from responding.

Three officers responded on Friday and DeSpain says the sister who sent the text was very apologetic.

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