WATCH: Prank call leads Burger King employees to destroy store

MORROW BAY, CA (WCMH) – A California Burger King sustained an estimated $35k in damage after a prank call about a fake gas leak prompted employees to smash all the windows.

According to KSBY-TV, someone called the store on Saturday night, pretending to be from the fire department. The prankster told them there was a gas leak and that they needed to ventilate the building.

The employees then smashed all the windows out. The manager on-duty used a car to ram into the entrance of the building.

The employees involved have been suspended, the owner told KSBY.

Part of the destruction was caught on camera by Brian Jagger, who was driving by and started recording just after the car hit the building.

Firefighters did respond, but found no evidence of a gas leak. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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