The Los Angeles Police Department isn’t laughing about a videotaped prank involving a “coke” sale that they say misused police resources, was misleading and potentially dangerous.
The video, titled “Coke Prank on Cops,” was posted to YouTube on Monday with the caption, “officer we have some coke in our trunk.” By 3 a.m. ET Thursday the video had been watched more than 440,000 times.
The coke in question was Coca-Cola — but no one told that to two Pacific Division officers who encountered the pranksters in Venice Beach, California. In the video, the officers begin to question the men, who are sitting in a SUV outfitted with cameras on the dash and the trunk. When one of the men is asked to step out of the car, a passenger in the back appears to crack: “I can’t do this I can’t do this, we have a bunch of coke in the back…it’s not ours we were just bringing it to a friend.”
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