Illustration for article titled Boy Jailed over Daylight Saving Time Mix-up

Cory Webb, 15-year-old kid from Pittsburgh, spent a super-fun-happy 12 days in jail over something he had no control over: daylight saving time. He was arrested last month after calling into a school phone hotline. A non-related bomb threat was also called into the phone hotline one hour before Webb's call was made and the school officials assumed the caller ID had reflected the daylight saving time change (but it hadn't) and Webb's call was linked to the bomb threat. He was thrown in jail for 12 days before the mistake was realized. All of the charges have been dropped, but Webb will never get those 12 days of his life back (or be able to forget the soap-dropping experience).


Boy jailed over clock change mix-up [Via Gadget Lab]


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