What appeared to be a car smashed into a Wisconsin school building did not get a citation but earned a “hats off” from the local police department instead.
The Cumberland Police Department congratulated students at Cumberland High School for a senior prank that had some initially a “little nervous.”
“Hats off to the Cumberland High School Class of 2018 on your senior prank,” authorities wrote on a Facebook post accompanying photos of the scene. “Congratulation Class of 2018 on one of best senior pranks that Cumberland High School has seen.”
Though it looked a horrible accident, there was no damage to school property as the stunt was pulled off using just black tarp, bricks, a junk car with a Texas plate and tape.
“Students positioned an old junker strewn with loose bricks in front of what appeared to be a gaping black hole in the building’s side, just outside the principal’s office,” the Cumberland School District wrote on Facebook. “It wasn’t actually a hole, though. Using tape and a black tarp, the students created the illusion of damage, making it look like the car crashed into the side of the building.”
The police department admitted the creativity and lack of actual damage to school property prompted their response.
“That is why we decided to give the seniors recognition for this,” the department wrote on Facebook.
While the students and school were commended on social media for the great illusion, the Cumberland Police Department got their own “hats off” praise from many who applauded their reaction.
“So creative! Great job at pulling off an artistic and safe senior prank! Way to go Cumberland P.D. for being supportive!!!” one person commented.
“Hats off to Cumberland PD for having a sense of humor! People are too serious these days . Great prank! Sometimes things are just funny! Laugh people!” another wrote on the post that has over two thousand likes.
“Well done! Hats off to the police Dept for a great response,” one comment read as another thanked the department “for supporting our CHS Seniors in their prank! The students worked hard to keep it clean, safe and fun!”
“This is will be hard to beat,” the department replied.
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