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Updated Feb 12, 2013 - 4:20 pm

CBS receives prank call during Christopher Dorner coverage

FILE - In this April 16, 2016 file photo, Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag waits for a ceremony at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey. Bozdag says Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 the country has provided "more than sufficient" evidence to the United States for the extradition of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Turkey of orchestrating the July 15 failed coup attempt. Bozdag was speaking to reporters Tuesday before departing to the U.S. for talks with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch over Turkish requests for Fethullah Gulen's arrest and eventual extradition. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

Breaking news is always a tricky situation, but prank callers certainly don’t help.

CBS Los Angeles learned that lesson the hard way during their coverage of the shootout between ex-Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner and law enforcement agencies.

In the call, a man who identifies himself as Captain Janks pretended to be a California Fish & Game official and said his agency was the first to spot Dorner, but then things went a bit astray.


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