A truly bizarre crime happened last year in Covington, Kentucky. 18-year-old Austin Whaley got in a very serious predicament with the law just for yelling the word “Bingo!”.
The prankster and his buddies entered a crowded local Bingo Hall located in their hometown of Covington. According to the reports the game room was filled mostly with elderly women who take their game of Bingo really seriously.
When the 18-year-old entered the hall he thought it would be great fun to scream “Bingo!”. When he did do it, he caused a commotion among the elderly women who thought they had lost the game. Eventually, when it was discovered it was all a prank, Mr. Whaley was apprehended by a police officer. The teen was asked to show remorse and apologize for his actions but when he refused, the police officer arrested him and cited him with disorderly conduct. Last but not least, the Kenton District Judge Douglas Grothaus ordered the teenager not to say, use or even think of the word “Bingo!” for 6 months.
Austin Whaley got off with a light sentence. In a slightly different scenario he could have gotten a 3 month jail time sentence complemented by a $250 fine for his misdemeanor charge.