No joke: Cats prank ends with police guns drawn

Yahoo!7 April 26, 2013, 9:50 am

Caddy (left) and Smedts celebrate a win earlier this season.

Two Geelong AFL players got more than they'd hoped for when a practical joke ended in them being intercepted by police with their firearms drawn.

Channel 9's The Footy Show reported Billie Smedts and Josh Caddy were stopped by police after they tried to play a prank on teammate Jackson Thurlow.

Victorian Police have confirmed they were called to a property in South Geelong on Wednesday afternoon after receiving a report of two men trying to break into a house.

Caddy and Smedts were trying to play a prank on Thurlow, but they had gone to the wrong house and a suspicious neighbour called police.

The pair had left the scene by the time police arrived, but they were later stopped at Kardinia Park reserve by officers with their firearms drawn.

The men told the officers they were involved in a practical joke.

Geelong football manager Neil Balme said the club would not be taking any action and consider the matter closed.

"We've spoken to the boys, we've spoken to the police ... Nothing needs to come of it, we're all happy with the outcome," Balme told Fairfax.

"But they understand how serious these things can be."

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  1. 09:37pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    " People in rich countries like Australia don’t want their riches shared. The richer people become the more they want for themselves. When your only goal in life is to make money then the corollary is you never have enough. " Interesting Comment.

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  2. 09:29pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Palmer V Abbott: Coalition In Civil War; Queensland In Chaos: Gillard Now Favoured To Win.

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  3. 09:14pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    This country needs many more immigrants, and I mean millions, to our shores and we need to show much more tolerance, by firstly making sure priority is given to building houses of Worship for our new immigrants and we should start by constructing large Mosques in the regional area's of this country to promote understanding, thank you.

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  4. I'LL BE BACK!04:41pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    A totally understandable mistake and a complete over reaction by Victoria's finest.

  5. 03:06pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    AFL in the headlines again for the wrong reason. How many times do we have to put up with this bogan sport and their antics? Out of all football codes in Australia the A-league players are the most behaved yet the media, namely Herlad Sun and the commercial channels, find a gram of salt to knock it.

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  6. Timothy02:16pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Why exactly did the Police have their guns drawn? They are the real f-wits in this story.

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  7. John02:10pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    HAAHAAHAA ! See all the comments by our gutless, little, far less than white, queer, pommie have been deleted ! Poor little boy must be hiding in his bedroom, crying into his warm pommie beer by now.

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  8. Gil 's02:09pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Let all of us play a prank on them -- BAN THEM!!!

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  9. Ace01:56pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Pranks are never funny or clever.

  10. Donald Garner01:41pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    just someone with too much time on their hands