Atlantic County car owners may have received an unexpected parking ticket Sunday morning, but a closer look revealed that the violation was just a lack of laughs.
ACJokes.com, a team of East Coast comedians and producers, had slipped faux parking tickets on the windshields of cars around neighborhoods throughout the county Saturday night into Sunday morning.
It was all a joke in celebration of April Fool’s Day.
The “ticket” was actually a voucher for two free tickets to an upcoming comedy show hosted by the team and a chance to win an overnight stay at the Showboat for the person who posts the ticket online with #ACJOKESPRANK and receives the most likes.
This is not the first time local businesses and organizations have had fun with April 1.
In 2016, Cape May Brewery tricked fans into thinking they had purchased a 360-foot ferry from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry fleet. Brewery owner said at the time he wanted to use the boat for his own aquatic brewery for the company. Krill said the fans commented on the brewery’s Facebook page saying how great the idea was.
In 2008, the Rio Station Restaurant in Middle Township put a caption on their restaurant sign reading “Thanks for 20 yrs. New home of Applebees.”
In recent years the restaurant had goofed with customers by offering a $1.99 surf-and-turf lunch that was just a meatball stuffed in a shrimp. In 2016, the restaurant said that it was no longer serving its signature dish of crab cakes and was considering other options such as rattlesnake or octopus burger.