SILVER SPRING, Md. — Two brothers have been charged after allegedly playing a prank on Montgomery County Police officers.
Police say the two duped them into believing a violent stabbing had occurred.
It happened January 24 at a home on Laurie Drive in Silver Spring.
Family members called 911 to report the brothers fighting, and that one had been stabbed in the neck with a knife.
The first arriving officer found Denidson Jean, bloody on the kitchen floor holding a t-shirt to his neck, with his brother, Pierre, standing over him.
Pierre reportedly told the officer, “I didn’t mean to," as a large blood stained kitchen knife could be seen on the sink counter.
The officer called for additional help and spent about two minutes applying first aid, before Denidson sat up and laughed, telling the officer it was all a prank for social media.
Police later found fake blood in the home, along with a digital camera hidden in the kitchen light.
Investigators believe Pierre and Denidson pretended to fight and tricked family members into thinking the stabbing was real so they would call 911.
Denidson and Pierre were arrested February 8, and have since been released.
In response, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones, condemned the brothers actions while praising the officers response.
"The suspects created a dangerous and chaotic scene for the officers and other residents in the home, and we are fortunate that no one was hurt or injured during this situation," said Jones. "These suspects also showed a total disregard for Montgomery County residents, who may have needed those emergency services that were unnecessarily devoted and possibly diverted from other calls for service to this hoax."