*Well I will be the first to admit, its kind of a relief to hear that a Black man is in the news because of a silly prank, instead of because he was shot and killed. I do, at the same time, hope the prank played by Kiaron Thomas was worth it.
Cops were alerted on Monday when Thomas was seen sitting in the middle of the intersection. According to the caller, whose voice is heard on the video below, he had a small wooden TV table in front of him as he chomped on “what appeared to be pancakes.”
Of course no one knew the name of the culprit at first.
But you know how long anonymity lasts in an incident like this. People were recording and it eventually landed on Facebook. Police investigated and wallah! — guess who got a knock on their front door soon after.
Thomas, 21, had also been tagged on the social media posts. He answered the door, identified himself as the man in the video and admitted to it being a prank.
Although he wasn’t arrested, he was charged with blocking the roadway and obstructing traffic. He was also given a court date.
See the Inside Edition video below.