Sunday, June 19, 2005


LYKENS, Pa. Jun 19, 2005 — A man and a teenager face criminal charges for allegedly staging a fake kidnapping that recreated a scene from a movie that celebrated stunts and gross-out gags.

Ahh yes, Jackass the Movie. Something we should all hope to emulate.

A store clerk reported the apparent kidnapping Wednesday, saying that while a customer was paying for gasoline a teenager jumped from the trunk of the man's car with his hands bound and his eyes blindfolded, according to Dauphin County authorities.

The man chased the teen, caught him, threw him back into the trunk and drove off, police said.

Granted, it must have looked dang funny. I was a convenience store clerk, and I saw a lot of crazy things. But never anything like that.

Reedinger, 31, was charged with creating a false alarm, corruption of minors and disorderly conduct. The 15-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with creating a false alarm and disorderly conduct. His case will be handled by juvenile authorities.

It's too bad they didn't choose the recreate the "toy car in the butt" prank.