Joseph W Shepherd of Lockport, NY got dumped by his girlfriend and went onto some British forum and whined that he was going to kill himself. Some concerned readers contacted Interpol London that contacted Interpol DC which contacted New York State Police Intelligence Center and they in turn sent some authorities to his door.

Troopers interviewed Shepherd who was found in good health and obviously not deceased nor injured in any way. Further investigation revealed that the entire suicide on camera was a hoax.

He was charged with second degree aggravated harrassment and third degree falsely reporting an incident which clearly states the moral of not creating hoaxes so meaningful.


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