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Practical joker is pistol-whipped, beaten in Lancaster

A practical joker in Lancaster was pistol-whipped and punched by the subjects of his gag, authorities said Monday. Although the nature of the joke was unclear, the response was not, authorities said.

John Otis Moore, 35, allegedly beat up Parris Moton, 23, just before midnight Sunday in Moton's apartment in the 44700 block of Division Street before another unidentified man struck Moton with his gun.

The men struggled over the silver semiautomatic handgun, and one shot was fired into the apartment wall. No one was struck by the bullet, but Moton suffered several broken teeth, authorities said.

Moore and the other suspect remained at large Monday, but Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Ed Stewart said their vehicle had been impounded and arrests were expected soon.

-- Robert Faturechi


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Just more practical jokers in Lancaster! LOL

More information please.

Joke almost cost somebody their life.

So this guy walks into an apartment in Lancaster.......

I guess this guy wants the race of the men so he can make racist comments.

HoHoHo!!!...That was a good one!!!...Now you die...

Some stupid people don't know the difference between a joke, and an act of cruelty, harassment or threat.
You don't need an app for that, you need common sense.

I guess John Moore didn't share Parris Morton's sense of humor!

Fisrt off... When playing a practical joke on someone, its advisable to know your intended victim and how they will re act. OBVIOUSLY this clown didn't!!! However a pistol whipping, or any other form of violance is a justifiable response.

Hilarious story. I can't wait to try this with my friends.

Smile and the whole world smiles with you. Joke with the wrong person and get your teeth knocked out. 1 800 DEN-TIST

You reap what you sow.


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