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

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:

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