A mario-style question mark block made of a cardboard box and wrapping paper.An April fools joke turned sour this year in Ohio as 5 teenage girls may face criminal charges for their prank.

Their crime? They placed 17 Super Mario Brothers question blocks around their town of Ravenna, Ohio. Now, apparently not everyone is aware of the cultural significance of the question blocks and the bomb squad was called in to check out one of the packages which was placed on the steps of a church!

The girls claimed responsibility and now the police say they are working on criminal charges.

“The potential is always present when dealing with a suspicious package that it could be deadly,” McCoy told the Record-Courier. “In today’s day and age, you just cannot do this kind of stuff.”

Really the paranoia created by the events of 9/11, homeland security, etc have affected us far too much already. This is just not funny. These girls didn’t even intend to scare people, and at most they should get a slap on the wrists.