Fire chief: Discipline coming over 'prank' video

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Posted: Sep 21, 2011 8:23 AM
Fire chief: Discipline coming over 'prank' video

A central Georgia fire chief says five of the seven firefighters seen in a prank video showing a gunman were in on it, and two rookies were not.

The video, titled "Rookie prank," shows a masked man bursting into a fire station and threatening firefighters with a gun. It was posted Sunday on YouTube.

The Telegraph of Macon reports ( that Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief Marvin Riggins said he expects disciplinary action will be taken.

Riggins said he's appalled by the video, which shows scared firefighters face-down on the ground as a man with a yellow bandana over his face waves a gun. At one point, the gunman leads a firefighter away from his spot on the ground. Moments later, the sound of a gunshot is heard.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph,