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Prank Call Incites Panic at HI Cheeseburger in Paradise

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A whole bunch of people were scared out of their damn minds last night when a potential gun-related threat was called into the Waikiki location of the Cheeseburger in Paradise chain. According to KHON 2 News, the restaurant manager took a call purportedly from someone in the local police department warning that one of the diners was armed and dangerous. And then, the report goes, "as a precaution, the restaurant manager told everyone to duck for cover." Naturally, panic ensued as everyone in the restaurant scrambled underneath tables and covered their children with their own bodies.

Fortunately, it was not long before 10 real police officers showed up with their real guns. And again, fortunately, they did not find anyone in the restaurant who was armed and dangerous. One officer on the scene told the local news that this "was likely a prank call." Whoops?

Video: Prank call sends panic through Waikiki restaurant

· Prank call sends panic through Waikiki restaurant [KHON2 News]
· All Crime Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Cheeseburger in Paradise

2500 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815