Prank Draws Police To Rep. Rogers’ Home In Michigan

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April 28, 2013 8:16 a.m.
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Police surrounded the Michigan home of Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) Saturday night after a prank 911 phone call, Rogers’ office confirmed to TPM Sunday.

“Last night police investigated a threat to our home in Howell,” Rogers said in a statement emailed to TPM Sunday. “I appreciate the quick and professional response of the Howell Police Department and the Livingston County Sheriff. While this turned out to be an unfortunate prank, it is a reminder of the the real threats faced by our law enforcement community every day.” 

The prank, according to a Rogers spokesperson, was a fake 911 call in which someone claimed to be the congressman.

The police presence at Rogers’ Howell, Mich. home was first reported by WOOD TV in Michigan. 

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