Unless you have a well-planned harmless joke to pull off on April Fool's Day, I suggest avoiding any possible pranks.

April Fool's Day Pranks In Illinois Can Get You Into Serious Trouble

I try to live by the motto, "don't do to others what you don't want to be done to you." That especially goes for April Fool's Day pranks. I prefer to not be the victim of a mean joke so I won't try to pull off a stunt on anyone else. It's worked out pretty well in my life. I usually stay out of trouble on April 1st. The likelihood of an epic fail is too risky to attempt one.

According to lubbockonline.com, 

Illinois Teenage Girl Busted For April Fool's Day Prank Epic Fail

Do you remember the story about the teenage girl in Bloomington with such an epic fail on April Fool's Day she ended up getting arrested? This young lady thought she had the perfect plan to pull off the ultimate prank on her friend and cousin. In the end, it totally backfired and she got a special visit from the police.

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Illinois Teen Arrested For April Fool's Day Prank

So here's what happened. The teen texted her friend and cousin to tell them she was robbed. Also during the robbery, the thief shot her in the foot. Of course, it was a complete lie. The pair that received her scary text immediately called the police.  The officers were able to track her down at home. That's when the cops realized the whole thing was a practical joke. This funny girl was arrested.

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She was very lucky that the incident was considered just an ordinance violation. The joker basically received a slap on the wrist and had to pay on $150 fine. It could've been much worse. I hope you've learned something from this epic fail. April Fool's Day pranks are definitely not worth the risk.

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