The police were called to the home of Micah Risner and Nataleigh Schlette in Sandusky, Ohio after the couple staged an elaborate murder scene using ketchup and kitchen appliances. They then posted photos of what appeared to be a crime on social media. Although officers investigated the situation, it seems no one was harmed by the hoax — but both Risner and Schlette were arrested for inducing panic.
According to the Sandusky Register, the couple posted images of the staged scene on Facebook messenger, leading to concerned friends and family calling the police. Cops very quickly realized the whole thing was a joke.
“She got into the bathtub, and they put ketchup all over to make it look like he murdered her,” Sandusky police Sgt. Dawn Allen said. “He started sending the picture and texting that he did it ... We had three people calling in hysterical not knowing what was going on."
It's unclear as to what the two were attempting to accomplish with the very serious joke.
Although the couple only face misdemeanor charges, more could be brought against the duo in the near future, according to Fox8.
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