”Fire in the hole.” YouTube pranksters caught after posting video and charged with two counts of battery and one count of criminal mischief.
What seems to have been a fun prank recorded to be placed on YouTube by a couple of Florida teens is obviously not so funny after Circuit Court Judge Morgan Reinman ordered the 15 and 16 year-olds to apologize to the victim on YouTube.
The teens splashed the Taco Bell clerk with soda in a new trend flourishing online called “Fire In The Hole” where the drive-thru clerk is drenched with a substance and “Fire In The Hole” is yelled.
While on the “Today Show” the former Taco Bell employee Jessica Ceponis seems to feel that the two young boys apologizing isn’t enough and they haven’t learned their lesson.
“I don’t think the lesson is completely learned, because they are still young, and, to some of their friends, this is going to make them heroes,” Ceponis said.
Currently, the teens have been charged with two counts of battery and one count of criminal mischief. In addition, they must serve 100 hours of community service and send letters to their victims to have charges dropped.
Another prank that involved different individuals at the end of last year, in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, could have been fatal. The prank involved a liquid mix with hot sauce being splashed in the face of the clerk at a local Subway. The teens ordered food and paid for it before throwing the mixture. They were charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal conspiracy.