Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pranksters Cause Brawl Between Workmen & Police

Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]
11 January 2008

Bridge over Parramatta Road

[Pranksters at Sydney University phoned the police to inform them that "a group of students had dressed up as workmen and were digging up Parramatta Road." They then told the workmen who were in fact doing that very thing that students dressed up as policemen were coming to harass them. A brawl broke out between the workers and police, each group thinking the other was students. A version of an international legend.]