Friday, November 8, 2013

News: Teen Arrested For Yelling "Bingo!" In A Crowded Bingo Hall

Arrested? He's lucky he didn't get killed.
Teen Arrested For Yelling "Bingo!" In A Crowded Bingo Hall

For one young prankster, bingo spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e.

Austin Whaley was arrested after busting in on a crowded bingo hall in Covington, Ky., filled with elderly women. The 18-year-old yelled “bingo,” and the hall erupted in chaos.

“When they realized it wasn’t a real bingo, they started hooting and hollering and yelling and cussing,” arresting police officer Richard Webster told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“People take their bingo very seriously.”

When Whaley refused to apologize, the officer arrested him on a disorderly conduct charge.

“Instantly, (the officer) grabbed my hand, handcuffs me and then takes me into the back of his cruiser,” Whaley told NBC in a segment that aired Thursday.

The young man faced 90 days in jail and a $250 fine for the offense, which took place last month. Instead, a judge ordered him to stay away from the bingo hall. He also is forbidden to say the word “bingo” for six months.

Via Today.


  1. Hahaha! I'm surprised those little old ladies didn't clobber him with their gigantic purses.

    "He also is forbidden to say the word “bingo” for six months." That made me laugh. I'm wondering how they're going to enforce that. =)

  2. Meemaw is fixin' ta beat your sorry disrupting ass with her pocketbook.

  3. If he can survive that, he'll do well in prison.

  4. As someone who has been to bingo games and had my group of friends shushed by self-proclaimed "serious bingo players" for joking around, I totally approve of what this guy did.

  5. As a volunteer firefighter whose department does bingo as a fund-raiser, I'm honestly surprised this kid isn't dead...or at the very least in the ICU after the old ladies got through with him.



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