A Cleveland Heights teenager has been arrested after he allegedly staged an armed robbery of his own mother.
According to the police, 17-year-old conspired with three of his friends to put on ski masks and confront the 40-year-old woman in her driveway. During the prank, the teens then ordered the woman into her house, where they pointed a gun at her head, told her to get on the floor. They then demanded money.
But as the teen's plans to stage a fight in front of his mother escalated, his mother thwarted their plans by fleeing from the premises.
It was her son who placed the call to 911. "I just did a fake robbery prank on my mom, and she ran. I know she called the police. She's nowhere to be found," he continued. "I just don't want the police to come here aggressive if you get what I'm saying."
At the same time, the teen was placing the 911 call, a homeowner on a neighboring street also called them to report that a woman in distress was hiding on his porch and asking for help.
"I've got a lady that knocked on my door, and she's hiding on my porch like someone was chasing her or something, and she said 'hurry, hurry, 'she's kind of mouthing out the word' hurry.' I didn't open the door and let her in because I don't know what's going on, but she sees me on the phone right now calling you guys, and I think she was in danger out here," the caller told the dispatcher.
The 17-year-old and one of his friends are facing juvenile charges. 19-year-old Isaiah Welch and 18-year-old Jeramy Perry, are facing charges that include inducing panic, and the officers seized the footage of the ill-advised prank.