Hilarious ‘Daily Show’ Segment Looks At Parody Twitter That Resulted In a Police Raid

Parody accounts are a common things on the Internet, but the outcome of one particular parody situation was everything but ordinary.

The culprit with correspondent Jessica Williams. (Screengrab: Comedy Central)
The culprit with correspondent Jessica Williams. (Screengrab: Comedy Central)

Parody accounts are a common thing on the Internet, but the outcome of one particular parody situation was everything but ordinary.

Peoria, Illinois, resident Jon Daniel created a parody Twitter account for¬†the city’s mayor, Jim Ardis. Mr. Ardis made quite a fuss over the obvious parody (which had only 50 followers), calling in a riot squad, launching investigations, illegally detaining the mastermind and more.

A segment that aired last night on The Daily Show told the hilarious tale, from Mr. Daniel’s explanation, to Mr, Ardis’ cringe-worthy public reading of the vulgar tweets, to his last days in office.

Watch the full video here:

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Hilarious ‘Daily Show’ Segment Looks At Parody Twitter That Resulted In a Police Raid