[UPDATE: W/VIDEO OF CALL] KCBS-TV Channel 2 Falls for Howard Stern Prank Call During Christopher Dorner Shootout Coverage!

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Read below for the latest update . . .

ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 12, 2:16 P.M: Just happened a couple of minutes ago: KCBS-TV Channel 2 took a phone call from someone who claimed to be with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, whose officers engaged Christopher Dorner in a shootout earlier this afternoon. They said that one of the officers was able to shoot Dorner.

Name of the officer? Ronnie Mund. When the KCBS anchor asked again, the caller said, "Ronnie the Limo Driver."


He's, of course, from The Howard Stern Show, which escaped the anchor. She still thought that Ronnie the Limo Driver was an actual name, an actual officer, until the caller said, "Don't you realize this is a prank call?"

Then a producer hung up. HILARIOUS! And a Baba Booey to y'all!

UPDATE, 2:33 P.M.: When I heard the Channel 2 call, I thought it was Captain Janks, the legendary LA-based Howard Stern fan who has been prank-calling news stations in the Southland for almost 20 years. Twitter chatter said the same, and now, the confirmation: Janks is tweeting all the love!

Turns out that Janks also punked KNX-AM 1070. Unsurprisingly, LA media figures are already mad, much to Janks' glee:

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 And I forgot to mention that Janks gave a shout-out to Ronnie's Block Party. VIVA CAPTAIN JANKS! And does anyone see O.J.?

UPDATE, 2:43 P.M.: And here it is. Watch it while you can . . .


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22 comments
Cottonwood
Cottonwood

It was mean when he called her a dumbass.

jody99
jody99

I laughed my ass off! This is the only reason I watch live breaking news. 

johnmontgomerysmith
johnmontgomerysmith

NBC should start vetting callers before they put them on the air! This is not a time to mess around, lives are at stake! 

Boli InMiami
Boli InMiami

In this age of Google TV News types have it easier to vet callers. Serves em right.

kymira
kymira

Don't forget...after he mentioned it was a prank call, he called her "a dumbass."

Jon Garcia
Jon Garcia

Should have said he was "Eric. The. Ac.Tor". Or...or..even better..."Bigfoot, it is."

Jon Garcia
Jon Garcia

Should have said he was "Eric. The. Ac.Tor". Or...or..even better..."Bigfoot, it is."

David Carbajal
David Carbajal

he's an idiot. something as serious as this deserves more respect.

David Rosales
David Rosales

I heard when he said Ronnie the limo driver and the block party.

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