A couple who staged a bloody bathroom murder scene with tomato sauce have been arrested after they used the photos to terrifying family.
The Sandusky Police Department say that Nataleigh Schlette got into the bathtub, covered in tomato sauce, and posed to make it look like a bloody murder scene.
Her partner, Micah Risner, then sent the picture to his sister, texting that he had committed the gruesome murder of his girlfriend.
Police officers arrived at the couple’s house after Micah’s mother and grandmother phoned emergency services, reporting a homicide.
All the while Micah was texting his sister who amazingly was trying to figure out what he should do with the body and telling him to delete the messages he was sending
Speaking with Inside Edition, Nataleigh recalls what happened when the police arrived.
'They're like we're here for a report of a homicide. And I was like, 'No, no, no. That was me. I was in the bathtub. It was fake. It was a joke. I'm right here.'
Police chief John Orzech told the Daily Mail it was a ‘very bad joke’.
'It looked very real. It looked like someone had been murdered or could have been self-inflicted.
‘You don't know at the time, but if you look at the photo just getting it, it looks like a real crime scene incident.'
He added that Micah apparently was owed money by his sister and was trying to get her over to the house.
The couple have been charged with ‘inciting a panic’ and admitted to Inside Edition that they regret pulling the prank.