NEWARK, NJ – A local man is dead after an April Fools’ joke went horribly wrong. Jason Quinn, 34, was pronounced dead after his friend Bryan Flannagan placed a bomb in his car.
“It was supposed to be a joke,” Flannagan said. “I mean it was going to be really funny. (Jason) wasn’t supposed to die. He was just supposed to, you know, blow up. But not die. I didn’t mean to kill him.”
The bomb, which Flannagan planted in the night, was designed to explode when Quinn started the ignition.
“It was just a joke,” Flannagan said. “How was I supposed to know that he would actually start his car? I mean, it’s Friday! He wasn’t supposed to die!”
Memorial services for Quinn will be held on Tuesday.