keypusher: Unless caller persuaded someone to perform oral sex, I am not impressed.Link (new window)
Wuzy: TsukasaK: 4chan called. They want their farking triforce back.Cool story, bro
MmmmBacon: As for Mr. Incident Commander, he's a complete asshat, and only made things worse by lending the "Color of Authority" to the situation.
b-ham: FTA: Rusty Brown, the Holiday Inn guest who helped Bergmann follow the prankster's instructions, told TSG he was "an innocent bystander and got involved in domestic terrorism."Domestic terrorism? Really?
Dundidit: Things like this are not funny. Someone could have been seriously hurt by these actions and the kid making the phone call should be arrested and charged for all the damages as well as putting all those hotel guests lives in danger.
MattyBlast: FTFA: "...$50,000 in damages to the hotel's windows, carpets and electrical system. Hotel guests, who were evacuated during the incident, were allowed back into the Holiday Inn..."Let me get this straight. The carpets everywhere are swamps, the beds are all soaked, and the place has damaged circuitry everywhere...SO THEY LET EVERYONE BACK IN???
Gridlock: alhazred: I find it amusing the way I find a lot of clueless stupidity amusing, especially since nobody was hurt. But I agree with you that the person that made the call should be held accountable. However, I would also say that the employee and the guest should also be held accountable. Stupidity and lack of basic critical thinking skills are not an excuse for what they did. In fact, I would venture to say that the two of them are MORE responsible for what happened than the caller.Exactly at what point does this NOT become the sole responsibility of the morons who enacted the damage at the "idle requests" of a complete stranger (which sounds like a fishy excuse for unleashing mayhem with a "the anonymous caller Devil made me do it" line)?Are these people not required to behave like responsible adults or atone for the damage they caused? If they are going to enact the whims of any random stranger upon property while lacking the slightest inkling of moral consciousness, then perhaps both of these adults should be institutionalized in the the nearest insane asylum for the protection of themselves and the people in their community.
texdent: As a front desk agent, that guy is a nitwit.
SFlaxx: Mr. Potatoass: Dundidit: So if you told someone on a bridge to jump, and they did, you would laugh and think it's funny?Yes. If it was a clown.On fire, eating jelly donuts.
haddie: keypusher: Unless caller persuaded someone to perform oral sex, I am not impressed.Link (new window)I learn something new every day.I feel like spreading the word about this 'experiment'... firsthand.
zz9: This is what happens when you raise people to do what they're told without thinking or questioning.
CliChe Guevara: Donald_McRonald: I'm not a sprinkler company employee, but I did prank a Holiday Inn Express last night.You win. Thread over.
Man On Pink Corner: Accountable for what?! What's the charge? If I call you and tell you to jump off a bridge, am I guilty of anything if you do it?
MmmmBacon: I wouldn't say the Clerk was actually stupid, just inexperienced and the caller probably freaked her out... thus why she did what she did. As for Mr. Incident Commander, he's a complete asshat, and only made things worse by lending the "Color of Authority" to the situation. It is one thing for the clerk to pull the fire alarm at the behest of some prank caller pretending to be with the Fire Sprinkler contractor, it is something entirely different for Mr. Brown to get involved.By announcing himself as a person of authority, then going along with the prankster, Brownie in essense cemented the authority of the prankster for the clerk, who would now do anything they were told.
arekthorn: Who the **** triforces on Fark...Keep your **** in check!
zedster: I'll use a vb script to gui trace the ip?
Zed-ex: I quite agree. I enjoy that farkers no matter what age / personality / maturity level. All act like adults who want to discuss an article. None of this tag shiat. No 4chan pretending to be someone thing. I may be wrong but fark has always seemed like a more mature and dapper part of the sea of shiat that is internet commenting. We have trolls and such but they are of a higher caliber. Overall it's just a less stupid place to comment./smug
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