Kelley Stoltz: Prank Calls

Kelley Stoltz is an American musician originally from Michigan who now lives in San Fransisco. In the 90s he worked as a fan-mail sorter for Jeff Buckley's management company, and in 2006 his first full-length album Below the Branches was released on the Sub Pop label. » 12/16/12 8:00pm 12/16/12 8:00pm

An Ode to the Old Art of Making Prank Phone Calls

Remember when we were growing up (separately, obviously), and those few times we tried prank calling? That was fun. I still remember my parents scolding my younger sister after I dobbed on her. Fun times! The Hairpin revisits those innocent childhood games, which un/forunately are a thing of the past now thanks to… » 3/08/11 3:20pm 3/08/11 3:20pm

This Teen Just Spent Two Years in Juvie for Making Up Bomb Threats

Ashton Lundeby, now 18, just spent the past 22 months in juvie. Why? Because he once acted as a gun, er, phone for hire. Kids would pay him and he would call their schools saying a bomb was planted there. » 1/11/11 1:00am 1/11/11 1:00am

Three-Way Phone Sex Hotline Prank Caller Owes Sprint $90,000

At the age of 24, you'd think Dallas man Jermmie Marquis Davis would've outgrown prank phone-calling, but as it transpires, he racked up $90,000 in calls to the Illinois National Runaway Switchboard—three-way-calling them with a sex hotline. » 9/17/10 7:30am 9/17/10 7:30am