On a recent foreign prank show the following scenario took place.

A group are dressed in realistic Hazmat suits. The group are scanning an area with fake radiation detectors.

The detectors are set to emit a sound that indicates danger, more specifically high levels of radiation.

When the detectors emit the sound, the group run away making a scene to ensure the surrounding public take notice and react.

All of this being a façade to purposely incite fear in to the public.

I am sure that this wouldn't be tolerated in most countries, and would be breaking the law.

Which laws would cover this behaviour?

  • This would probably be public nuisance, in common law - there's quite probably statutes which outlaw this, I'll need to have a look.
    – jimsug
    Oct 28, 2015 at 9:59
  • It's probably going to be a mischief related crime. Something along the lines like that, or of Creating a public disturbance.
    – Zizouz212
    Jan 26, 2016 at 2:33


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