Burger King employees may have a bit of explaining to do after falling for a prank this week.
Police in Coon Rapids, Minnesota say Burger King staff members received a call on April 8 from someone who claimed to be from the local fire department.
The caller convinced the staff that pressurized gas had filled the entire establishment and only if the windows were all smashed that it wouldn’t explode.
The staff then proceeded to smash all of the windows.
Prank caller tricks Burger King employees into smashing their own windows. Caller said there was a gas leak inside. pic.twitter.com/Z064ayt2eb
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) April 10, 2016
Shawnee Burger King workers smash windows out: prank caller says CO gas in restaurant could kill them. Not kidding pic.twitter.com/2Y1xyLyWyD
— TARA (@TCBLUME) April 9, 2016
“The manager explained they’d received a phone call from a male who identified himself as a fireman who said there were dangerous levels of gas in the building and they had to break out all the windows to keep the building from blowing up,” Sergeant Rick Boone told the Star Tribune.
“[He] was frantic and actually believed the building was going to blow,” he added.
One employee suffered a cut from breaking the glass, but no other injuries were reported.
This is the third time Burger King staff have been prompted to smash windows due to risk of an explosion in 2016.