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Illinois Teen Claims She Was Shot, Robbed For April Fool's Prank

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04/ 2/11 04:30 PM ET   AP

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A 16-year-old central Illinois girl has been given $150 in tickets after the worried victims of her April Fool's Day prank called police.

Bloomington police say the girl texted her friend and cousin Friday morning and said she'd been robbed and shot in the foot.

The pair called police, who rushed to a home where they found the 16-year-old safe. She hadn't been robbed or shot.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports the girl received a $100 ticket for disorderly conduct and a $50 ticket for truancy because she wasn't in school Friday.

Police say she could have been criminally charged with filing a false police report.

Bloomington police spokesman Dave White says the friend and cousin did the right thing by calling police. They haven't been cited or charged.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, http://www.pantagraph.com

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