If you’re gonna get the cops involved in any situation, you better realize that there is gonna be major drama.
And some people can be a little bit too trigger-happy when it comes to calling the fuzz…which brings us to today’s story.
A woman asked people on Reddit’s “Am I the *sshole?” page if she went too far when she called the police for what some people considered a prank.
Let’s see what happened…
AITA for going to the police over a ‘prank’?
“To preface this, I (24F) am vegan, and have been for a good 10 years.
I have not eaten meat since I was roughly 3-4 years old when I found out where meat comes from (spoiler alert: there were a lot of tears). This is no secret and everyone in my life knows and respects this – or so I thought.
Four nights ago, I was at a party and I will admit, I got white girl wasted. My friends thought it would be funny to feed me chicken nuggets as a prank. I checked with them before chowing down “are these vegan?” To which my friends replied “yeah, they’re sunfed” (a type of vegan chickenless chicken). They tasted off to me but I figured it was just because I was drunk. I was wrong.
I found out the next day when my sister sent me a message telling me to check my friends Snapchat story. The story was them showing the nugget packaging, and then showing them giving them to me (including the conversation where I asked if it was vegan).
The and then later them mocking me and pretending to be me when I found out I ate meat (things like fake crying and yelling “the CHICKENS!!!”). I took a screen recording of the video and took it to the police, on the grounds of food tampering, and now 3 of my (ex) friends are facing charges.
They all think that I’m overreacting to a ‘harmless’ prank, so Reddit, AITA? In my view, they took advantage of my drunken state, tampered with my food, and publicly humiliated me. In their view, it was just a prank.”
Here’s how folks responded.
This person made no bones about it: this woman should not have called the police and she’s wasting their time.
But another person said that food is sacred and no one should ever mess with another person’s meal.
This person said that the woman was justified in calling the cops because she was humiliated online.
This reader said that no one’s life was ever in danger and that the woman is essentially “pressing charges over chicken nuggets.”
But then another person chimed in with the old age, “you don’t mess with peoples’ food.”
Finally, this person didn’t think the woman was wrong for calling the cops and that this behavior was undeniably rude.
What do you think?
Did this person overreact?
Or were they justified in their actions?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Thanks!