The shootout and subsequent standoff between police and suspected killer Christopher Dorner was frantic enough, with gunshots and swearing heard through the cell phone of a reporter on the scene. Who would think to prank call a TV station during its live coverage? A Howard Stern fan, apparently.

https://twitter.com/katearthsis/statuses/301453407753994241

https://twitter.com/andeparks/status/301454968290934784

https://twitter.com/sarahbatistaTV/status/301454141685919745

  • twinx

    What do you expect? It’s Feb. sweeps.

  • goldwater89

    The guy’s name is Captain Janks. He’s been doing these pranks for years

    • Mekadave

      Yeah, he’s already bragging about it on his twitter feed. SMH

    • Brian Roastbeef

      Yep, and Youtube is full of a couple of decades of his pranks. Not saying it isn’t corny and immature, but by now it’s the media’s own stupid fault when they get caught by it.

    • Brian Roastbeef

      Yep, and Youtube is full of a couple of decades of his pranks. Not saying it isn’t corny and immature, but by now it’s the media’s own stupid fault when they get caught by it.

  • Ntr

    Which is worse, this harmless idiot of a prank caller or the media trying to bring in ratings? The same media that has had their hand in turning Chris Dorner into a Django-type hero.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Police should make the prank caller deliever a pizza to the cabin.

  • TJ

    They are more dumb for putting him on the air live than he is dumb for doing a prank. One has to think even if they say they are a eye witness he could be in Florida thanks to today’s technology and call id spoofing.

  • Sonya A. Willis

    Screw Howard. He’s become the limousine liberal he used to rail against. He said awful things about Romney and Bain Capital about how he would be bad for the country. http://www.examiner.com/article/howard-stern-tells-listeners-not-to-vote-for-demon-mitt-romney

  • kch50428

    KCBS was STUPID to put a call on the air that they did not originate themselves, and know & verify to whom they were speaking.

  • nc

    Wonder if prankster is still laughing now that a deputy has lost his life and another is in surgery.