CARUTHERSVILLE - What began as a prank has five Caruthersville residents facing charges.
At 12:05 a.m. today, Caruthersville Police officers responded to Reynolds Park in reference to a possible abduction. A witness told police a vehicle pulled up and an individual jumped out of the trunk, then begin running. A man then exited the car, tackled the person fleeing from the trunk and apparently assaulted him before putting him back in the trunk. The car then sped from the scene.
A few minutes later, officers located the vehicle and a subject was found in the trunk. After further investigation, officers determined all the five individuals in the vehicle were involved in a prank.
Two 21-year-old women, two 21-year-old men and a 24-year-old man are charged with causing a false report to be filed. They were taken to the Caruthersville Police Department and later released with a summons to appear in municipal court.