Chief Forte responds to property damaging Plaza prank with reflective blog post

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Property damaging pranksters had Kansas City, Mo., Police Chief Darryl Forte responding via his blog on Monday. He's encouraging people to visit Kansas City’s entertainment district, but with respect.

Forte responded to the so-called “put ‘em in a coffin” prank that's been gaining popularity on social media and made its way to Kansas City. The chief did a little reminiscing from when he was the teen on the Plaza and was made to feel unwelcomed from aggressive police officers and told to leave.

Video from this past weekend’s incident shows teen flopping on cars. FOX 4 heard from at least one man who showed us the damage.

The chief also said that current policing effort have more of an emphasis on respect and less of an emphasis on enforcement here with previous decades.