Captain Janks has struck again, and his timing couldn't be any more insensitive.
Janks, for those not clued in to "The Howard Stern Show," is a prank phone caller who often pretends to be law enforcement or other authorities in order to fool media shows.
He's been airing his recorded pranks on Stern's show for some time, and the radio show host typically defends him by saying Janks is merely highlighting the poor screening job media outlets perform in times of distress.
So perhaps no one should be surprised that Janks called into a Denver TV station earlier today pretending to be a cop from Aurora, the town where a lone gunman shot and killed 12 movie goers and injured many more.
Longtime Howard Stern fan/sidekick “Captain Janks” called in to KUSA-TV posing as police officer “Chief Oates.” He falsely claimed that a fifteenth victim died as a result of last night’s shootings.
“He was actually very angry,” Janks said of the purported shooting victim, “because he lost on America’s Got Talent and Howard Stern voted him down.”
It remains to be seen if the producers of "Talent," where Stern now sits as a celebrity judge, will be amused by the prank.
Stern doesn't broadcast on Fridays. Will he air the audio when he returns to his SiriusXM radio show perch?
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