Sunday, October 19, 2014

Man Jailed After Sick Joke That Ex-Wife Had Ebola

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60-year-old Emanuel Smith was arrested on Wednesday and charged with inducing panic in a public place after he told a dealer at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland that his wife has contracted the deadly virus.

The gambler had gone into further details to the dealer, claiming that his ex-wife traveled to Cleveland from the Ebola-stricken region of West Africa, and that he was gambling to avoid seeing her, the Ohio Casino Commission said.

According to court filings cited by The Smoking Gun, Ohio officials later determined that Smith, who is divorced, and his ex-wife do not have Ebola and have not been to West Africa recently.

As part of the panic caused bu Smith unnecessary talk, a portion of the casino had to be temporarily closed down resulting in 'a large financial loss' for the owners.

That's quite an expensive joke, and anyway, Ebola is no joking matter.

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