According to News Net 5, A Sandusky couple is facing charges after they staged a fake murder scene with ketchup inside of a bathtub and sent photos to relatives on social media.
Police were called Thursday at 9:21 p.m. to a home in the 600 block of Meigs Street after receiving multiple calls regarding a possible homicide, according to a police report.
Officer discovered Nataleigh Schlette and Micah Risner, who both said the incident was “joke” and a “hoax.”
Schlette, 25, and Risner, 29, used Facebook Messenger to send a photo depicted Schlette as a victim of a homicide, the police report said.
Both were charged with inducing panic. They pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday.
But Sandusky Police Chief John Orzech said the joke pulled by the couple was not funny and caused resources to be wasted.