Ethan Switch - Thursday, 1 April 2004
Kathryn Rennon was caught in a cross-fire of miscommunication and light-humoured fun of an April Fool's Day joke. When her grandson, Nathan, decided to play a prank he thought he'd only involve her in a classic grab of column and even page space in local newsprint. Having failed to garner even that amount of attention he did succeed in putting his inheritance up a speed.
Starting out as simple prank, Nathan alerted the local brigade to a fire consuming his house with its smoke encroaching on his lungs. Wheezing as best he could, by the aid of going without his asthma medication, the firefighters rolled up warily to the house in question. Firing their sirens, Kathryn, the lone occupant within, was startled by the sirens and lights flashing outside her abode. Peering past the curtains, she was caught short by the sight of a police car accompanying the firetruck.
Soon, the ambulance would be called out to the scene of a death. Nathan and his friends who had orchestrated the attempt were seen running back to their chroming hut.