This Person Asked if It Was Appropriate to Go to the Police Over a Prank Played on Them

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.

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But another person said that food is sacred and no one should ever mess with another person’s meal.

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This person said that the woman was justified in calling the cops because she was humiliated online.

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This reader said that no one’s life was ever in danger and that the woman is essentially “pressing charges over chicken nuggets.”

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But then another person chimed in with the old age, “you don’t mess with peoples’ food.”

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Finally, this person didn’t think the woman was wrong for calling the cops and that this behavior was undeniably rude.

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What do you think?

Did this person overreact?

Or were they justified in their actions?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Thanks!