This past Sunday I we got a really weird call in the morning. It was 7:30am, and Jenn and I were still in bed. The phone was ringing, and I just handed it to Jenn. She handed back to me. On the phone, the man said he was Scott Roddy with WGLD radio. He said that they were running a contest called the Summer Days Challenge. He said that I could win the car of my choice, plus taxes for a year, if I completed the challenge. The challenge was to go to a house in downtown indy and be tickled for ten minutes. I wasn't fully awake yet, but I remembered that we were supposed to be greeters at church at 11, so I said I couldn't participate. He thanked me and hung up.
Tonight the local NBC affiliate, WTHR Channel 13, ran a story about a man who was caught running a hoax radio contest. He attempted to lure people to his home. The hoax asked the people participating to come to a house in downtown Indy and get naked. The prize varied from $50,000, $5,000, or a free car. He was caught when several folks called a local DJ to see if the contest was real. The man was soon found out. You can read the story from the link.
I think this guy called our house!!!! I'm kind of freaking out right now about it. I called the state police, and they said I would need to contact the Fishers P.D. to report it. They won't open until 8:30am, and it's not an emergency so I'm not going to tie up the 911 system. In the morning, I'll give them a call and report what happened. I'm really glad that I didn't fall for the scam. I just wish I had been more awake so I could remember more of the details.