Hunter Osborn: High School Football Player Yearbook Prank Nets Him 70 Criminal Charges

Updated: May 4, 2016
Hunter Osborn: High School Football Player Arrested After Indecent Exposure Prank

Hunter Osborn’s prank won’t be forgotten around Mesa, Arizona’s Red Mountain High School for quite some time.

Hunter Osborn, 19, apparently thought it would be a good idea to drop his pants and ruin everybody’s high school snap.

The Mesa Police Department, in Arizona, didn’t agree. Detective Steve Berry confirmed the teen is now facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, a class one misdemeanour and one count of furnishing harmful items to minors, because many of the pupils present while the photograph was taken were under 18.

Uh oh, when banter backfires.

Det. Berry said: ‘It is still an ongoing investigation. The number of charges may go up or down depending upon how the investigation continues.’

According to police, Osborn was dared to flash during the photograph, and he later felt ‘disgusted’ by his actions.

The image made it into the yearbook, which was distributed to 3,400 students and seen by many families.

It was also included in the school’s football program, which was sold at games.

Mesa Public School said in a statement: ‘The district is dismayed by the actions of the students involved in the photograph. Their behaviour does not reflect the values of Red Mountain High School or Mesa Public Schools.

‘Upon learning of the photograph, school administration immediately contacted police and is cooperating fully with the investigation. Disciplinary action will follow policy and may be based on the outcome of the police investigation.

‘While the small size of the photograph as published makes the details difficult to discern, the yearbook has been recalled so the school can make a minor but critical edit for the inappropriate content,’ report CBS.