Officials in Ohio were investigating two men after a social media prank that involved zombie decorations and a frozen pond caused a stir.
Fox 6 Now reported on Monday that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was investigating the incident after one man posted photos of fake deformed heads and limbs on Facebook. The man said he was tripped on real bodies on a frozen pond in Clermont County.
However, the Sycamore Township men were using zombie decorations for the hoax. The drive of the respondents used the props of their zombie nativity scene, which went viral late last year.
“We had a little zombie-figure, and threw him in the pond, and we thought we needed to have a picture of it and post it on my buddy (Dustin Smith) Facebook page,” Jasen Dixon told Fox 6 Now. “He pretended he was camping East Fork and ran across a body frozen in the ice. We messed with people and everyone was falling for her.”
Someone who saw the pictures, called the police and authorities contacted Smith, who in the first instance to hang to the police thinking that someone was pulling a joke on him.
Officer Matt Kruse of the Natural Resources of the Department told the station that the matter is under investigation, but would not elaborate on the possibility of the cost for Smith and Dixon.
East Fork had been the site of some search missions by the police. A 16-year-old boy was recovered from the lake in July.
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