Prosecutors: Guard at Chicago's Lollapalooza Allegedly Called in Fake Mass Shooting to Get Off Work Early

Prosecutors: Guard at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Allegedly Called in Fake Mass Shooting to Get Off Work Early


A guard for Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza concert event allegedly called in a fake mass shooting threat spurring a massive presence of the police and even the FBI so she could get off work early, according to prosecutors and police reports.

According to reports, on Friday at 2:48 p.m., concert guard Janya Williams, 18, sent a shocking text to her superiors reading, “Mass shooting at 4 p.m. Location Lollapalooza. We have 150 targets.”

Naturally, the Chicago Police responded in force and federal agents — including the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force — joined them over the threat that did not seem out of the question, according to CWBChicago.

Williams was asked to verify her report of a shooting and claimed that her sister told

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