TV Station Suing After Pranksters Dupe Them Into Thinking They're Fitness Experts
They called themselves "Chop and Steele," but they were really practical jokers Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher.
A local news station in Wisconsin has filed a lawsuit, claiming they were tricked into having two pranksters posing as fitness experts on the air.
Although they called themselves "Chop and Steele," they were really practical jokers Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher.
For years, they have been fooling TV stations into buying their phony qualifications, including yo-yo expert, a chef and most recently, fitness gurus.
When they appeared on the local news in Eau Claire, Wis., in November, they smashed racquets, beat a tire with baseball bats, and generally made fools of themselves.
Now, the station's owner has filed a lawsuit claiming the two "fraudulently induced WEAU to book their appearance.
The duo told Inside Edition: "We are getting a big 60-page court document quoting the ridiculous things we said on live television."
The pranksters have vowed to fight the lawsuit, claiming that the TV station should have known that the whole thing was a goof.
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