Police in Chattanooga, Tennessee were sent on a wild goose chase when a 911 caller said shots were fired and people were down in the city's busy Market Street area.
But it turns out the "tip" was actually a prank caller... and the caller was the son of the sheriff in Catoosa County, Georgia, just over the nearby state line.
Police arrested 28-year-old Jeremy Summers and charged him with commission of acts of terrorism, filing a false police report, abuse of the 911 system and public intoxication, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Apparently, dad's law-enforcing ways didn't get passed down to the son.
WRCB-TV says the younger Summers lost his license for a year after being arrested for driving under the influence in 2004. By 2005, a third DUI charged was dropped.
He was arrested for stealing pizza and a CD from a car in 2006, which earned him a stint in the Silverdale Workhouse, a prison where the inmates work, according to the report.
Dad must be so proud. (Dumb Crime du Jour)