Serial Prankster Who Faked Job Offers To USC Slapped With Eavesdropping Charge
The law has caught up with a Los Angeles man who has made a career out of pranking people across the country.
Ken Tarr recorded his conversations with various football officials and posted them on social media sites. According to California law, it is illegal to record a conversation without consent, and now he's being charged with felony eavesdroppping.
Over the years, Tarr has sort of become a household name in the realm of pranks, appearing as fake characters on various daytime television shows, according to the L.A. Weekly. Recently, Tarr has been calling football officials and offering them jobs at different colleges and NFL teams. Tarr claims to have called dozens of football bigwigs and making fake offers, including former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who were both offered the head coaching job at USC by Tarr. He also contacted Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and offered him a job coaching the Lakers.
Tarr even contacted USC, posing as an NBC executive, and asked them questions about the case after the school claimed they knew who made the fake offers. "[USC] made a bunch of empty, base-level threats saying they were going to sue me," Tarr told Deadspin. "Everybody does. But no one ever has the balls to go through with it."
Tarr is due in court next month and faces up to three years in prison if convicted on the eavesdropping charge, NBC reports.