CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- April Fools is a day to play tricks on friends and over at the Chippewa Falls Police Dept., officers are pranking each other.
I was contacted by Officer Deb Brettingen about being part of an April Fools joke. I would come to the police department Tuesday morning to interview the officers about “community relations,” but instead, I'd throw a curve ball at them with other unexpected questions. (You can watch the raw video of my interviews above).
Officers Brian Zwiefelhofer, Robert Teuteberg and Jason Jacobson all took a couple minutes out of their morning for the interviews.
I asked them around one to four questions related to Wall Street, global warming, National Soft Pretzel Month and the Badgers. While it was tough to put on a poker-face, I managed to get through the questions with my reporter-composure. The officers on the other hand were confused, asking things like "are you serious?"
While some were able to realize this was an April Fools prank right away, others put on a serious composure and legitimately answered the questions.
In the end, everyone was a good sport about the prank and started off their day with a laugh.