The last April Fools’ Day prank was finally discovered in Jean Strickland’s house. Jean lives in a small town in Kentucky. “It was horrible,” Jean says, “It wasn’t bad or anything, it was just…unexpected, I guess.” It was around 7:00 in the morning when she got up from her bed and stumbled down her hallway into her bathroom. She opened the door and the closed it and went to the bathroom just off the guest bedroom. “I remembered that the bathroom that I usually use, the toilet was broken, so I went to the one in the spare room. I don’t use it a lot,” said Jean Strickland, 37.
She opened the door of her bathroom and found herself drenched in icy water. “It was like something from Calvin & Hobbs,” says Strickland. It turns out that the prank was set by her only child, Michael. “I think he [Michael] did it to trick Uncle Robert when he was here. Michael didn’t know that Uncle Robert always uses the bathroom in the hallway, ” says Jean, “Uncle Robert is the one who broke it.”