Campus police had been looking for Close for two months before an officer finally found him in the newspaper. They promptly handed him to the actual cops, who held him on $25,000 bail as he awaited extradition to New York. It's unclear if he liked the dumb joke so much that he decided the risk was worth it, or if he was simply dumb himself.
Google's "Mic Drop" Gmail Feature Got Users In Trouble
On April 1, 2016, Google announced a new feature for Gmail: "Mic Drop," which decorates your message with a GIF of one of the Minions from Despicable Me dropping a microphone, and prevents others from responding to an email chain. Which seems pointless, because no one wants to talk to people who send Minions memes anyway.
GoogleBlocking people just doesn't make them hate you enough.
Obviously, it was a joke feature for April Fools' Day, but the consequences were very real. Not only did Google put the Mic Drop button right next to the real "Send" button, but there was no confirmation or warning that the feature would be used. They should've at least made a "You've been punk'd!" card flash up the screen.