Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Funny Prank in Obituary

`O’Meara’s love of a good joke was well-known in West Hartford. Courant columnist Ken Cruickshank wrote in 1976 of a practical joke O’Meara once played on local police. O’Meara dragged a friend who had passed out from too many martinis onto a Ridgewood Road lawn, strapped a parachute to his back, and called local police, telling them “something fell out” of an airplane “and it landed on a lawn near my house.”‘

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