Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Don’t Pick Up the Phone:
If someone tells you to strip a coworker, just don’t.
The story of a string of hoax phone calls by a police impersonator who makes supervisors strip search their employees.
Fun Fact Non-History People Will Like:
Some of these phone calls lasted over 3 hours.
Fun Fact for History Nerds:
There were at least 70 cases of these types of calls.
My Take on Don’t Pick Up the Phone:
Maybe I am giving myself too much credit, but I am pretty damn sure if someone told me over the phone to make a coworker take their top off, I’d give the creeper a big old f-you. Apparently, that is not true for everyone. Big time.
“Don’t Pick Up the Phone” chronicles some of the most insane hoax phone calls ever. If someone tried to write this as a novel, it would be written off as completely outlandish. The first and main phone call covered in episode 1 goes to lengths which would be unbelievable if it wasn’t ON VIDEO. I won’t tell you exactly what happens, but I guarantee you that you cannot guess.
The whole series is 3 episodes, and it covers a lot of ground. It looks into the crimes, the investigation, and the aftermath. I know there is a glut of true crime documentaries out there. However, this one will stick with you and make you ask yourself a pretty complex question. If an authority figure is telling you to do something, where is your line?
Watch it. Watch it here!