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Detective surprised with birthday prank

Police Officer Gets His Car Covered In Post-Its

One officer from the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department had the tables turned on him for his 50th birthday when he found his car covered in Post-it notes.



WDAF caught up with Det. Stuart Littlefield to hear his reaction.



"I can't tell you what I said, but the gist is, golly, they got me."

We're not sure how long the prank took to complete, but it's pretty obvious there was a lot of thought behind it, and Det. Littlefield got it good.

Imagine this – the pranksters used about 4,000 three-inch, square Post-it notes. And they completely covered his car... which, trust us, takes a while.

We did our own experiment to see just how long it might take. It took about three minutes and 30 seconds to only stick about 55 Post-its to the wall... so the car coverage would've easily taken hours.

And to think – that was a clean wall and not as perfectly-placed as the ones on the car. We can't imagine how much patience you'd need to keep them stuck on a car.

That level of dedication is probably what grabbed the attention of NBC's Brian Williams, who gave Littlefield a shoutout.

"Happy 50th to Stuart Littlefield."

Which local station KSHB thought was just incredible.

"So epic here, NBC's 'Nightly News With Brian Williams' showed it."

"That is pretty epic."

In short: epic. But stars rise, and they fall. WDAF posted the story to its Facebook page, and we noticed the prank was actually controversial among commenters.

Many suggested the prank was paid for with taxpayers' money.

Which - just so everyone knows - would've been about $50 in Post-its. Huge.

Others were concerned about whether the officers who pulled the prank were off-duty at the time.

OK. That we get.

But WDAF calmed the masses with an update reading: "We have confirmed the men and women behind this awesome prank purchased the sticky notes themselves. So, calm. down. people. please."

Littlefield says turning 50 was supposed to be "low-key" ... so watch out pranksters, payback is coming.

This video includes an image from Andreas Kopp / CC BY 2.0.

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exitscreaming August 08 2014 at 3:37 PM

paid for by taxpayers and done while on the clock no doubt....

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Chickiepoo exitscreaming August 08 2014 at 4:26 PM

Take a basic reading course and THEN read
the article AND watch the video.

PAID for BY the pranksters who were
apparently OFF DUTY based on their
manner of dress......

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exitscreaming Chickiepoo August 08 2014 at 5:04 PM

and where in line were you when they paid for this ?

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kelly.kitman exitscreaming August 08 2014 at 10:03 PM

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE NEGATIVE

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mgt0331 August 08 2014 at 4:08 PM

Nice to see people having fun. I'm sure by some of the comment, the usual suspects just glanced at the article and started complaining.

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mgt0331 mgt0331 August 08 2014 at 4:09 PM

And I'm usually the nasty a-hole too.

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mrk0729 August 08 2014 at 7:39 PM

All you who are complaining it was done while on the clock, I guess you give 100 % all day, every day at your job, no goofing off. These people put their life on the line everyday for people like you, give them a break.

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Michelle August 08 2014 at 3:17 PM

lol.. I love it.. Funny -

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darkcloudstonite August 08 2014 at 5:08 PM

Who knew that Detectives had so much free time on their hands ? I think that's great , this must mean there are no Cold Case Files to go over and no crime in Kansas...fantastic

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kelly.kitman darkcloudstonite August 08 2014 at 10:05 PM

angry because no one thinks of you

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darkcloudstonite kelly.kitman August 08 2014 at 10:27 PM

besides you, you mean ?

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Mike August 08 2014 at 3:05 PM

Did they also pull his pants down for some birthday spanks?

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darkcloudstonite August 08 2014 at 6:37 PM

So one of these people thought it was a great idea to contact the media with this....

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kelly.kitman darkcloudstonite August 08 2014 at 10:05 PM

We enjoyed reading about it.

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darkcloudstonite kelly.kitman August 08 2014 at 10:27 PM

" we " ? how many people do you have over there reading it with you ?

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abudotcom August 08 2014 at 3:19 PM

…. and who paid for the Post-It notes? The PD/Tax Payers? Just asking….
Happy B-Day to him…. !

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zcomputer227 August 08 2014 at 7:45 PM

Wow. Happy Birthday. Thin Blue Line. We have to laugh at each other. Pay back might be something. We Cops have to laugh at each other to keep our sanity....LOL

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stevieboy42 August 08 2014 at 10:58 PM

were those stickys tax payers money id like to know ?

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bambi0022 stevieboy42 August 08 2014 at 11:32 PM

I can assure you that we do not have boxes of pink and purple post its laying around the office

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