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Updated Feb 12, 2013 - 4:20 pm

CBS receives prank call during Christopher Dorner coverage

People pass by a poster that in Spanish reads "People vote yes for peace" in Cartagena, Colombia, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, the day after the government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, to end over 50 years of conflict. Colombians must now show even more determination to implement an ambitious accord that will test their capacity for reconciliation and willingness to address longstanding inequality. The first test is a referendum this weekend in which voters are being asked to ratify or reject the deal. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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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