Austin Whaley Ordered by Judge Not to Say 'Bingo' for Six Months

| by Michael Allen
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Austin Whaley, 18, was recently ordered not to say the word "bingo" for six months because he and several other teens pranked a bingo hall in Covington, Kentucky, by yelling it several times.

Park Hills Police Sgt. Richard Webster cited Whaley for second-degree disorderly conduct, reports the New York Post.

“Just like you can’t run into a theater and yell ‘fire’ when it’s not on fire, you can’t run into a crowded bingo hall and yell ‘bingo’ when there isn’t one,” said Officer Webster.

Kenton District Judge Douglas Grothaus didn’t send Whaley to jail, but ordered him not to say "bingo" for six months.

Judge Grothaus told The Kentucky Enquirer that Whaley was a good kid who hadn’t been in trouble before: “With all the other things that happen in the court system and the families you’re dealing with, you’ve got to keep a sense of humor."

Sources: The Kentucky Enquirer and New York Post