T in the Park tweeter claiming to be trapped in a tent bag is pegged as a hoax
A mischievous tweet issued in the closing hours of the T in the Park, ostensibly sent by a festival-goer trapped in a tent bag after a prank went wrong, has been found to be a hoax.
The bizarre incident was sparked when a man naming himself as Scott Johnston took to social media in an apparent act of desperation after finding himself ensnared within a tent bag with nothing but a dying phone to communicate with the outside world.
In a tweet, since deleted, Johnston wrote: “@Tinthepark hi, Im somewhere in green 7. Someone has packed me into a tent bag for a joke and I can’t get out, I don’t have much battery left.”
Taking the message seriously Police Scotland intervened, requesting additional details on his location as officers and stewards scoured the area for any tent related mishaps.
Only layer did Johnston confirm he had been released.
It's okay everyone my friends unzipped me earlier never been so happy to see the rain
— Scott Johnston (@ScottJohnston8) July 13, 2015
A subsequent investigation by the Daily Record discerned that the whole incident had been nothing more than a prank however after Johnston conceded to them that he had only written the tweet ‘for a laugh’ and hadn’t even been present at the festival at the time.
In a statement Police Scotland said they were continuing to make enquiries.