The Nolte family woke up Sunday morning in their Bayside home to an interesting surprise on their front lawn. An unknown prankster had unleashed "Panty-Gate," as the Noltes are now calling it.
Throughout the night on the eve of April Fools Day, an unknown prankster made elaborate signs signaling this home a spot for "free undies" and strung up a line of precariously placed underwear along their decorative front-yard decorative fence.
"We thought the whole thing was hilarious!" Susan Nolte said. "We loved that someone would have this kind of fun with a neighbor and think that's what makes living in our neighborhood so great."
After talking with her husband, Chris, they considered that since no one had called and taken credit for the prank, it could have been teenagers. However, based on the elaborate setup, they assumed it was done by some of their adult friends.
"We wanted to be good sports about the whole thing so we decided to leave the display up for the whole day," Susan said.
And so they immediately took pictures of the undie display and shared them on Facebook with their friends, congratulating the pranksters. She said there were many responses from all over the state, and even outside Wisconsin, complimenting the jokesters.
But at 3 p.m., the joke was over. Susan said a stopped by and said they had received a complaint about the display on their front lawn.
"She was very nice about the whole thing, but told us that a neighbor had complained about it and said that it was inappropriate, and asked us to take it down. We were not looking to upset anyone so we complied and took it down, but it's a shame that one person ruined the fun for the rest of us," she said.
"So, we don't know who did the prank in the first place or who called the police, but all in all it made for a very eventful April Fools Day!"