RICHBURG — A South Carolina woman is facing angry deputies and a criminal charge after telling her daughter she was caught up in a bank robbery, then confessed it was an April Fools Day joke.
Multiple media organizations reported that 55-year-old Laural Coleman was charged with breach of peace after a private joke went wrong.
Coleman called her daughter from inside the First Citizens Bank branch in Richburg Wednesday to say there was a man with a gun demanding money. The woman’s daughter immediately called 911 to report the crime in progress.
Near the end of the call, the caller tells the dispatcher she received a text from her mother saying “April Fools.”
Chester County sheriff’s deputies had surrounded the bank with guns drawn thinking there was a bank robbery in progress.