Micah Risner and girlfriend Nataleigh Schlette caused panic in Sandusky Ohio and on the internet on Thursday night when they faked a murder scene in their bathtub.
Risner poured ketchup all over Schlette in the bathtub and then sent photos around to friend and posted to social media telling everyone that he killed her.
Hysterical family members immediately called 911 after believing that the so-called murder was real.
Several officers showed up to the couple's and discovered that the scene had been faked and was a practical joke.
Both Risner and Schlette were arrested and charged with inducing panic.
Police Chief John Orzech told DailyMail.com that the couple claimed that Risner's sister had stolen money from them and that was their way of trying to get her to come back, even though they sent the photos to everyone they know?
We sent a lot of people there. The mother that had called us on 911 was very distraught thinking this was real,' Orzech said.
He described the ordeal as a very 'bad joke'.
'Please help me! I really didn't mean to. I don't remember. We was arguing and I woke up to this,' Risner sent to his sister.
His sister responded: 'What the f*** is she dead Michah?? Answer me now!!'
'I woke up on the bathroom floor with blood on me. And her like that. I'm trying to clean. But I don't know if I shoumd (sic),' Risner wrote in a text message to his sister.
See more faked murder scene photos at DailyMail.co.uk