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Halloween prank gone wrong: Neighbor calls 911, reports homicide

GALATIA, IL (KFVS) - Police get involved in what can only be called a Halloween prank gone wrong.

Saline County sheriff's deputies responded to what a caller reported as a homicide, but really turned out to be nothing more than a Halloween prank.

It happened in Galatia, according to Sheriff Keith Brown

He says the mom and dad were in the spirit of the season and tried to spook their kids by staging a fake strangulation.

The kids thought it was real and ran out of the house and to a neighbor's house before mom and dad could catch up to them.  The neighbor called 911 and reported it as a homicide.

When deputies arrived, they learned mom was still alive and all was well.

Sheriff Brown says he's thankful it was just a prank and says "These things happen sometimes".

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