Reports of death greatly exaggerated

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier ran an obituary last week for Daniel “D.J.’ Reddout, 17, saying that he had died from complications from surgery Dec. 24, after receiving the information from a man who said he was the teenager’s father. The only problem is, D.J. was quite alive and well.

His mother, Mary Jo Jensen, had “jokingly’ told her boyfriend, James Snyder, that Reddout had died.

She said it was a case of bad communication.

“I had let my boyfriend know he was doing very, very badly at the hospital, and jokingly I said that he had passed away, and he took upon himself to put the obituary in,’ Jensen said.

“It was a mistake, and I apologize for that,’ she said. — Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

There’s humor, and then there’s stupidity. Mary Jo Jensen doesn’t seem to have figured out the difference, and thus becomes today’s Stupid Person of the Day.

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