Man arrested after eating pancake breakfast in busy intersection
A breakfast-eating prankster jammed up traffic when he sat down for pancakes in a Florida intersection, Florida cops said last week.
Lakeland PD said they responded to a city intersection Tuesday after a 911 caller told authorities a man was in a crosswalk sitting in a chair with a small TV table in front of him eating what appeared to be pancakes.
Cops arrived to find the intersection empty of any eaters. However, they were soon alerted to a video of the incident which was later posted on Facebook and shared in a message to the LakelandPD.
When commenters began to tag a local 21-year-old in the video, cops followed up on the incident with a visit to the man's home on Thursday.
According to Lakeland PD, that man, Kiaron Thomas, was interviewed and admitted he was the man in the video and that he was just doing it as a prank.
However, police weren't laughing.
"Love a good joke but not at the expense of others. Sitting in an intersection and stopping traffic is a ridiculous prank and inconsiderate of others," police wrote on Facebook after some commenters came to Thomas's defense.
After speaking with him, Thomas was charged with placing an obstruction in the roadway and disrupting the free flow of traffic and issued a summons for next month.