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Letter of the Day | Pranks can be harmful, they need to be stopped

Published:Friday | March 17, 2023 | 12:18 AM


I am writing to raise the issue of pranksters who have been causing mischief with their stunts often leaving the public in distress. Such pranks not only cause panic and distress, but also put the lives of innocent people at risk. The police are often forced to respond to these pranks with full force, which can lead to injuries or even fatalities. Some of the most common pranks involve fake bomb threats, false reports of shootings, and other dangerous activities. One of the most recent incidents involved a group of pranksters who staged a fake armed robbery at an ATM leading a woman to cry as she was held up. One of the pranksters was also attacked at a commercial centre in one of the videos.

The frequency of prank calls and other pranks has increased, according to the police, which are hurting or upsetting other people. Such conduct is harmful, in addition to being against the law. They have also been advising that the public abstain from taking part in these risky pranks, particularly those that involve disturbing peace or endangering people. The police have issued a warning, stating that individuals discovered engaged in such behaviour will suffer serious repercussions, such as fines or imprisonment. In response, the general public has been urged to be vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity to the police.

While pranks can be enjoyable and harmless, they should not be conducted in a way that they endanger the safety of others or violate laws and regulations. Before indulging in any pranks or similar activities, it is critical to examine the potential implications and influence of one’s actions.

The police are warning pranksters to consider the potential consequences of their actions and to think twice before engaging in such activities. It is important to remember that what might seem like a harmless joke can have serious effects. It is important that we all work together to put an end to these dangerous pranks. While they might seem like harmless fun to the pranksters, they can have serious and deadly consequences. Let us all be responsible citizens and put an end to this public mischief once and for all.