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.


Adam said...

I'm not so freaked out right now. In fact, I think it is kind of funny that some folks actually took off their clothes for this guy. It is still a little frightening that some random person would try to do this, and weirder yet that he called our house.

I called the state police last night to report the call. They referred me to the Fishers police since I live in Hamilton county. This morning I called the Fishers P.D., and they referred me back to the State P.D. This time I'm asking for Sgt. Bursten though, rather than just calling in the report. I'll post another update when I hear from the Sgt. Bursten.

Anonymous said...

that's a pretty freaky story! ....but what does a greater do at church? he, Aunt Ta

Adam said...

Another quick update. I saw the story mentioned on the news again tonight. They gave a different number to call at the Indy P.D. I called, and I was referenced to Detective Harmon this time. He is out for the weekend, so I'll need to give him a call on Monday. I'll have another update then.

Jade Mason