On July 29, 2014, the campus of UCLA suffered extensive flooding after a massive water line break sent 10 million gallons of water through the campus, flooding mainly sports facilities including the UCLA Pavilion, athletic fields, and buildings. Several people were also trapped in their cars during the ordeal.
At times like this, new stations scramble to get the “exclusive” story of what’s going on, sometimes making them ripe for a prank. A man called into the station identifying himself as the spokesperson for the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles and he was put live on the air to describe the damage.
The man’s “prank name” was Louis Slungpue (Slung-Poo). He was put on the air live and asked what happened. He described the devastation as being caused by two students flushing a cherry bomb down the toilet. The interview goes on for 90-seconds! At one point he even says it could have been caused by someone “taking a big dump.” The news anchors fell for the prank hook, line, and sinker. Here’s the video…
ABC News Pranked Live Covering UCLA Campus Flooding