The strip search phone call scam was a series of incidents, mostly occurring in rural areas of the United States, that extended over a period of about twelve years, starting in The incidents involved a man calling a restaurant or grocery store, claiming to be a police officer and then convincing managers to conduct strip searches of female employees or in one case a customer , and to perform other bizarre acts on behalf of "the police". The calls were most often placed to fast-food restaurants in small towns. Over 70 such occurrences were reported in 30 U. Stewart was acquitted of all charges in the Mount Washington case. He was suspected of, but never charged with, having made other, similar scam calls.
Teen sues Burger King over strip search
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Strip search phone call scam
First we want to tell you what happened, and then, this will become a full public service announcement. A year-old girl that worked at a Burger King fast food joint in Pendleton, Indiana is now suing the company after a way too successful prank call resulted in her being strip searched by the manager. Basically, some unknown person came up with an elaborate prank call scheme, probably not really expecting it to work. The caller, a male, contacted the Burger King restaurant and pretended to be a police officer investigating a theft.
March 31, -- Restaurant managers across the country have been receiving strange phone calls from someone urging them to strip-search employees or customers to see if they have stolen property. The latest incident occurred last week in Arizona, when a Taco Bell manager received a call from a man claiming to be a police officer who urged the manager to strip-search a female whom the caller said had stolen a pocketbook. Authorities said the male manager pulled aside a year-old female customer who fit the description given by the caller and then carried out the search, which included a body cavity search. Investigators say that there have been dozens of similar cases going as far back as , involving Burger King, Wendy's, Applebee's and other restaurants. In addition to Arizona, similar incidents involving both male and female managers conducting searches have been reported in Massachusetts, South Dakota, Indiana, Utah and Ohio.