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Charles
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Actual photograph of Charles

Name

Charles Louis Cronon III

Category

Prank Call Victim, Victim Soundboard

Occupation

Pawnbroker

Age

1979 (age 38–39)

Nationality

American

Residence

Louisiana


(formerly 816 N 4th St.
Stilwell, Oklahoma)

Spouse(s)

Jennifer
Amber (divorced)

Children

At least one daughter[1] (Possibly more children).

Siblings

6 (five sisters, one brother)[2]

Charles (also known as Charles from A to Z Pawn or simply Charlie; is the former pawnbroker of A to Z Pawn Incorporated in Stilwell, Oklahoma. He became an early target of prank callers, who initially pranked him with the soundboard of fellow Stilwell resident, Frank "Duncan" Garrett[3] and would later find himself treated to a variety of other soundboards,[4] though in recent times he has adamantly refused to engage them.[5]

He is arguably one of the most controversial prank call victims, along with Chris the Hacker. Charles' eminent status stems from his personal online investigation into the Soundboard Prank Calling Community. While not tenacious about it, like Chris the Hacker, Charles nonetheless managed to make waves in the community for the duration of his presence.[6]

Background

Charles was purported by state documents to have been a registered pawnbroker since December 27, 1990,[7] though he only graduated high school in 1998.[8]

History

AtoZpawn-depiction

Depiction originally used to represent Charles and A to Z Pawn

Charles was first called sometime in 2008 by Y2Jericho using a soundboard of Duncan. From the first call Charles knew that the calls were recordings, though he originally thought it was Thomas Wilson[9] (the father of the Redneck Teen apparently). During these first calls he even brought in a Sheriff’s deputy (most likely a friend impersonating one). After these calls, he was called up with soundboards of other victims, notably Tom the Pissed-Off Roofer, his wife and Chris the Hotel Spaz.

As time went on, calls to him have started becoming more and more casual. Charles created his own YouTube account entitled “AtoZpawner” and claimed that there would be an interview with Duncan, which he attempted to sell on eBay at one point. However, this was apparently his own pathetic way of pranking the pranksters, as Frank (Duncan) himself angrily confirmed that there would be no interviews.

Frank seemingly went to the grave with the belief that Charles was the cause of all these pranks to him (or at least the ring leader), an apparent result being that Frank at one point, outraged, came down to the pawn shop and threatened Charles. Frank also seemed to believe that Charles was the YouTube uploader, "paybacksrhell," and made reference to it in at least one call, saying that Charles knows where he lives and that "he has two pictures of it [Frank's house]".

Charles recently blocked all the prank callers from his YouTube and threatened most of the users that they would be arrested also lying that we would save ourselves by giving him our name and state. Charles lied about the user Fortunecookiesucks giving him his name and state (he only found this information from the user info clearly). These threats have only furthered the prank calls to him. However Charles never seems to even dignify pranksters with a response anymore other than the occasional false threat!

Charles however recently accepted a couple interviews. He has admitted he really did want to get Frank to do an interview but to no avail and that Frank had indeed come to the pawnshop and threatened Charles. Despite an occasional, "I'm not fuckin' with you today", Charles never talks to any prank caller now, and apparently has distanced himself greatly from the community. Although Charles was part of a mass conferencing call between him, Chris and several police departments. He has since become disengaged from the scene and hangs up almost instantly.[10]

As of October 2011, Charles is no longer working at A to Z Pawn, a fact which came to light following several Duncan prank calls early that month, which were answered by the owner of the shop. He stated unequivocally that Charles had quit, but did not elaborate on it any further.[11] However, it is believed that he left A to Z Pawn due to a combination of his having grown weary of the unrelenting barrage of prank calls and a desire to focus more on his family.

Several months after leaving A to Z Pawn, Bubbacalling rediscovered Charles in July 2012 and briefly fooled him using the Bail Bondsman soundboard. It has been reported that Charles has since moved away from Stilwell and now lives somewhere in Louisiana. On January 11, 2014, WorldClassPrankster called Charles' grandmother in Stilwell with the victim's soundboard and then, using his real voice, talked to Charles himself. It was revealed in this call that Charles now runs his own landscaping business.[12]

Personal Life

A non-prank call posted to YouTube on March 9, 2010 revealed that at the time, Charles was apparently having relationship problems with the mother of his children, a woman named Amber.[13] The call, while seemingly legitimate, is possibly an elaborate hoax, as it seems unlikely that Charles would reveal such an intimate detail of his life to a complete stranger.

However, in a second call, this one by the prank caller SBCallingYew, Charles elaborated further on the situation with Amber, suggesting that he perhaps has no problem with sharing his personal troubles with anyone who will listen. At the time of the call, Charles and Amber were apparently in the midst of divorce proceedings and consequently, there were some questions he politely refused to answer, based on the advice of his lawyer. He hoped to gain at least joint custody of their daughter.[14]

According to Charles, his marriage to Amber was the result "a one night stand" he had with her when he was 28 and she was just 18, after which they broke-up, because of her "crazy jealous" boyfriend. One month later, however, Amber showed up again and informed him that she was pregnant with his child. By that time, Charles had already begun seeing someone else, but wanted to do the right thing and be there for his child, so quickly married Amber instead, in what was basically a shotgun wedding. Charles characterizes their marriage as having been very stormy and says that Amber was a "runaway" who always fled back to her mother at the first sign of trouble, instead of trying to work things out like an adult. Eventually, Charles had enough and asked her leave, indicating that it was him who initiated the divorce. He openly admits that looking back, "She and I should have never been."[14] Apparently, he never stopped seeing the other woman and claimed to be getting serious with her at the time of the call, though said they were "taking things slowly."

Quotes

  • "So what is the purpose of this call?"
  • "What is the purpose of your call?" (Spoken carefully to ensure comprehension)
  • "Ur' momma's gay."
  • "Sucking-your-mama's-tit-make-you-deaf?" (Spoken very fast, as if it is one word)
  • "This is A to Z Pawn Shop right next door to the Chinese restaurant here in Stilwell, Oklahoma."
  • "You've been calling this establishment over and over making prank phone calls."
  • "You need to get your ass in order."
  • "Are you drunk, are you high or something?"
  • "I can't understand SHIT you're sayin' sometimes."
  • "Where are you located, I'll give you directions on turn by turn how to get here."
  • "You need to realize that you're drunk, impaired mentally, or just have a problem with your deranged mentality."
  • "Who are you, sir?"
  • "Frank...Garrett."
  • "I know no Frank Garrett. I don't know anybody named Frank Garrett. I know...John Garrett. The retired district, uh...judge around here."
  • "Hey man, I'm gonna let you talk to the sheriff's deputy who's standing right here in front of me who's been here all morning."
  • "Now are you going to be an adult or are you going to be a child?"
  • "Oh, fuck you for callin' whenever we're closed! This is just a recording. Thank you! Have a nice day."
  • "Ah, no! This is NOT Frank Garrett. We been through this for how many months now? You've been fuckin' prank callin' me for how many fuckin' months? And do you think it still fuckin' bothers me? No, it doesn't! You're fuckin' wastin' your time, wastin' your energy, wastin' mine!"
  • "Have a nice fuckin' life...NOT! I wish you no...good will in life, I wish you no pleasant dreams, I wish you no godspeed whatsoever, and I wish you to hell. Have a nice life."
  • [in a falsetto voice] "Hello, Memorial Hospital!"
  • "City Morgue. You stab 'em, we slab 'em!"
  • "Would you like to buy this red Dirt Devil I got? Maybe you can suck some more Peter with it, you faggot!"
  • [in a faux-Irish accent] "Oh, suck on a gold mine, ye little leprechaun."
  • "I've got a white chocolate cock, buddy, why don't you come over here and see if it melts in your hands?"
  • "Your dick smells like your mama's pussy!"
  • "Oh, you're a little faggot, you suck Peter, I forgot. You suck your daddy's dick."
  • "I'm gonna say three names. And these three names...is who I believe is doin' this shit, 'cause you said you live ten minutes from Stilwell: Mark Bowen, Ronnie Bowen or Marcus Pruett. And then one more name: Matt Hendricks. I can tell ya either way, I'm gonna do some things to y'all. You just better hope you're not one of those people."
  • "You can call me all you want. Just please stop calling Frank Garrett."
  • "Merry Christmas, please stop calling."

Prank Calls

Date Title Caller Victim Notes Ref.
2008 Duncan calls A to Z Pawn Y2Jericho Charles Original call. [3]
2008 Duncan calls A to Z Pawn Again Y2Jericho Charles [15]
N/A Officer Duncan calls Some Criminals Y2Jericho Stilwell, Oklahoma [16]
N/A A-Z Pawn Gets Attacked PrankVideoCompiler Charles [17]
N/A A to Z Pawn and Duncan call Stilwell Flowers XxVideoPersonxX Colleen [18]
N/A Calls to Jackass Plumber and Arnold's Escort SBCallingYew Jackass Plumber [19]
N/A Charles & Chris the Hacker's Revenge SBCallingYew Male victim [20]
N/A Charles and the Confused lady call Ron's Pawn shop FC2U Male victim [21]
N/A Charles Angers the Mexican Mafia Guy SnakeSnakeProduction Male victim [22]
November 6, 2008 Verdantabyss Pranks - Duncan calls A to Z Pawn Shop! Verdantabyss Charles [23]
N/A Pawn Shop guy knows lots of sheriffs Happypranksgiving Male victim [24]
February 17, 2009 Duncan re-calls A-Z Pawn shop 666j1 Charles [25]
September 24, 2009 Lunatic Redneck Calls the A-Z Pawn Shop Elelisrael Charles [26]
September 28, 2009 The Pissed of Canadian calls the A-Z Pawn Shop Elelisrael Charles [27]
October 10, 2009 Duncan, Racist Redneck and Jackass Plumber vs another frank garret+more Elelisrael Charles [28]
October 20, 2009 Drug & Alcohol Lady tries to seduce Charles at AtoZ Pawn Online Lobster Charles [29]
December 11, 2009 CALLS FROM THE TOY CHEST: Taxi Call + Bonus calls + convo w/ STAGEMAN! EnjoiCam Charles [30]
December 22, 2009 Christmas with duncan - a-z pawn charles- chris the hacker - duncan 666j1 Charles [31]
2010 Calls to the Colossal Racist Couple Itzmurda81 Colossal Racist Bitch and Colossal Racist Bitch's Husband Original call. [32]
March 9, 2010 I call Charles at the World Famous AtoZ Pawn Wbh2gg Charles [13]
March 21, 2010 Chinaman Calls a Police Department PLUS Bonus Call Islcpranks McDonald's employee [33]
April 11, 2010 Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone near the bar Nomadcowatbk Various [34]
April 13, 2010 Sal, Toilet Lady, And A-Z Pawn Make A Few Calls Brian79camino Various [35]
June 4, 2010 Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone at high school again Nomadcowatbk Various [36]
June 4, 2010 Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone at a high school yet again Nomadcowatbk Various [37]
August 2, 2010 Rick and Charles call the horny loser from the payphone Nomadcowatbk Male victim [38]
September 1, 2010 Charles And ECLH Call The Annoyed Guy Firstcomingg Male victim [39]
October 8, 2010 A to Z Pawn Charles pranks two different households (Episode 6) PrankEnterprises Male and female victim [40]
June 4, 2011 ABG Scraps With Chris & More 1ex1uger Charles [41]
October 6, 2011 Charles Quits A to Z Pawn DuncansGhost Male victim [42]
October 22, 2011 Frank and Charles call Stilwell Flowers Whoruandwherdyoulive Female victim [43]
October 25, 2011 Charles and Josh - Fired from A to Z pawn Whoruandwherdyoulive Male victim [44]
October 27, 2011 Frank, Charles, Jake, and Al call sorority house Nomadcowatbk Various [45]
July 18, 2012 Bailbondsman, Jackass Plumber calls + New Yorker falls for prankdial AGAIN! Bubbacalling Charles [46]
December 12, 2012 Prank Mix 3 Phuckaducker Male victim [47]
January 11, 2014 Calling Some Good Ole Buddys WorldClassPrankster Charles
Drunk Al
Richard Hudson
[12]
N/A Calls to Charles Collection Ima Legalfirm Charles [48]

References

  1. Charles and his demon spawn (HD Pic of the 'classic')
  2. Charles and his family
  3. 3.0 3.1 Duncan calls A to Z Pawn on YouTube
  4. Drug and Alcohol lady tries to seduce Charles at AtoZ Pawn
  5. Chris the Hacker meets Charles
  6. A List of Prank Victims
  7. Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit License Roster - Pawn Broker - ALL
  8. Charles's Graduation Photo (from 1998)
  9. Charles calls his uncle
  10. Homer and Billye Scott call Charles from A to Z pawn shop
  11. Charles Quits A to Z Pawn
  12. 12.0 12.1 Calling Some Good Ole Buddys on YouTube
  13. 13.0 13.1 I call Charles at the World Famous A to Z Pawn on YouTube
  14. 14.0 14.1 A Convo With Charles (From A to Z Pawn)
  15. Duncan calls A to Z Pawn Again on YouTube
  16. Officer Duncan calls Some Criminals on YouTube
  17. A-Z Pawn Gets Attacked (PrankVideoCompiler) on YouTube
  18. A to Z Pawn and Duncan call Stilwell Flowers on YouTube
  19. Calls to Jackass Plumber and Arnold's Escort on YouTube
  20. (SBCallingYew) Charles & Chris the Hacker's Revenge on YouTube
  21. FC2U - Charles and the Confused lady call Ron's Pawn shop on YouTube
  22. Charles Angers the Mexican Mafia Guy on YouTube
  23. Verdantabyss Pranks - Duncan calls A to Z Pawn Shop! on YouTube
  24. Pawn Shop guy knows lots of sheriffs (re-upload) on YouTube
  25. Duncan re-calls A-Z Pawn shop on YouTube
  26. Lunatic Redneck Calls the A-Z Pawn Shop on YouTube
  27. The Pissed of Candian calls the A-Z Pawn Shop on YouTube
  28. Duncan,Racist Redneck and Jackass Plumber vs another frank garret+more on YouTube
  29. Drug and Alcohol lady tries to seduce Charles at AtoZ Pawn on YouTube
  30. CALLS FROM THE TOY CHEST: Taxi Call + Bonus calls + convo w/ STAGEMAN! on YouTube
  31. Christmas with duncan - a-z pawn charles- chris the hacker - duncan on YouTube
  32. Original Calls to the Colossal Racist Bitch on YouTube
  33. Chinaman Calls a Police Department PLUS Bonus Call on YouTube
  34. Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone near the bar on YouTube
  35. Sal, Toilet Lady, And A-Z Pawn Make A Few Calls on YouTube
  36. Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone at high school again on YouTube
  37. Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone at a high school yet again on YouTube
  38. Rick and Charles call the horny loser from the payphone on YouTube
  39. Charles And ECLH Call The Annoyed Guy on YouTube
  40. A to Z Pawn Charles pranks two different households (Episode 6) on YouTube
  41. ABG Scraps With Chris & More on YouTube
  42. Charles Quits A to Z Pawn on YouTube
  43. Frank and Charles call Stilwell Flowers on YouTube
  44. Charles and Josh - Fired from A to Z pawn on YouTube
  45. Frank, Charles, Jake, and Al call sorority house on YouTube
  46. Bailbondsman, Jackass Plumber calls + New Yorker falls for prankdial AGAIN! on YouTube
  47. Prank Mix 3 on YouTube
  48. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_zWgnLjRak

External links

Frank "Duncan" Garrett
Callers Original (2007-2008): PranksAndThat · SoCalCoaster · w3baholic · Xaozzz
Later years (2009-2011): AfghaNPranksteR · Bubbacalling · DragonSanPrankCalls · Mr88Nismo · PrankCallFan845 · ThebladezmanII
Victims Alabama Smartass · Arkansas Hillbilly · Bible Man · Burger King Pimp · Confused Old Lady · Crazy Business Family · Disgusting Mother · Douchebag Accountant · Drug & Alcohol Lady · Drunk Al · Duncan's Mother's Friend · Gary Busey's Stalker · Gay Florist · Gun Shop employees · Hotel Jackass · Jackass Plumber · Jesus Guy · Jesus Lady · Mark the Wanker · Meat Grinder Mike · Mike the Looney Metal Worker · Pissed off Southern Girl · Pissed-Off Canadian · Pissed-Off Waitress · Prayer Lady · Racist Redneck · Random Asshole · Redneck Bitch · Redneck Roofer · Respected Gentleman · Rick the Mullet Man · Rude Lawyer · Sewer Service Man · Smoker · Student · The Prosecutor · Toilet Lady · Tom the Pissed-Off Roofer · Treatment Center Guy · Village Idiot · WoW Girl · The Yellers · Young Redneck · more...
Locations Big Daddy's Pizza · DatBoys Data Recovery · Downtown Adult Books · Harpo's · Online PC Care · 1-800-Flowers · Walmart · Westboro Baptist Church · more...
Stilwell, Oklahoma Victims: Charles · Colleen · Duncan · Duncan's employees · Homer and Billye Scott · Karen the Librarian · Redneck Teen · Stilwell Grandma
Other: A to Z Pawn Incorporated · Charlie's Chicken & Bar-B-Que · Means Furniture · Stilwell Public Library · Stilwell Flower Shop · Stilwell Topix forum
Other Dr. Frank Garrett · Duncan Fest · Duncan Scare (2008) · Duncan Scare (2011) · Duncanism · more...