Actual photograph of Charles
Charles Louis Cronon III
Prank Call Victim, Victim Soundboard
1979 (age 38–39)
(formerly 816 N 4th St.
At least one daughter (Possibly more children).
6 (five sisters, one brother)
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 and would later find himself treated to a variety of other soundboards, though in recent times he has adamantly refused to engage them.
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.
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 (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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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." 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."
- "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?"
- "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."
|2008||Duncan calls A to Z Pawn||Y2Jericho||Charles||Original call.|||
|2008||Duncan calls A to Z Pawn Again||Y2Jericho||Charles|||
|N/A||Officer Duncan calls Some Criminals||Y2Jericho||Stilwell, Oklahoma|||
|N/A||A-Z Pawn Gets Attacked||PrankVideoCompiler||Charles|||
|N/A||A to Z Pawn and Duncan call Stilwell Flowers||XxVideoPersonxX||Colleen|||
|N/A||Calls to Jackass Plumber and Arnold's Escort||SBCallingYew||Jackass Plumber|||
|N/A||Charles & Chris the Hacker's Revenge||SBCallingYew||Male victim|||
|N/A||Charles and the Confused lady call Ron's Pawn shop||FC2U||Male victim|||
|N/A||Charles Angers the Mexican Mafia Guy||SnakeSnakeProduction||Male victim|||
|November 6, 2008||Verdantabyss Pranks - Duncan calls A to Z Pawn Shop!||Verdantabyss||Charles|||
|N/A||Pawn Shop guy knows lots of sheriffs||Happypranksgiving||Male victim|||
|February 17, 2009||Duncan re-calls A-Z Pawn shop||666j1||Charles|||
|September 24, 2009||Lunatic Redneck Calls the A-Z Pawn Shop||Elelisrael||Charles|||
|September 28, 2009||The Pissed of Canadian calls the A-Z Pawn Shop||Elelisrael||Charles|||
|October 10, 2009||Duncan, Racist Redneck and Jackass Plumber vs another frank garret+more||Elelisrael||Charles|||
|October 20, 2009||Drug & Alcohol Lady tries to seduce Charles at AtoZ Pawn||Online Lobster||Charles|||
|December 11, 2009||CALLS FROM THE TOY CHEST: Taxi Call + Bonus calls + convo w/ STAGEMAN!||EnjoiCam||Charles|||
|December 22, 2009||Christmas with duncan - a-z pawn charles- chris the hacker - duncan||666j1||Charles|||
|2010||Calls to the Colossal Racist Couple||Itzmurda81||Colossal Racist Bitch and Colossal Racist Bitch's Husband||Original call.|||
|March 9, 2010||I call Charles at the World Famous AtoZ Pawn||Wbh2gg||Charles|||
|March 21, 2010||Chinaman Calls a Police Department PLUS Bonus Call||Islcpranks||McDonald's employee|||
|April 11, 2010||Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone near the bar||Nomadcowatbk||Various|||
|April 13, 2010||Sal, Toilet Lady, And A-Z Pawn Make A Few Calls||Brian79camino||Various|||
|June 4, 2010||Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone at high school again||Nomadcowatbk||Various|||
|June 4, 2010||Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone at a high school yet again||Nomadcowatbk||Various|||
|August 2, 2010||Rick and Charles call the horny loser from the payphone||Nomadcowatbk||Male victim|||
|September 1, 2010||Charles And ECLH Call The Annoyed Guy||Firstcomingg||Male victim|||
|October 8, 2010||A to Z Pawn Charles pranks two different households (Episode 6)||PrankEnterprises||Male and female victim|||
|June 4, 2011||ABG Scraps With Chris & More||1ex1uger||Charles|||
|October 6, 2011||Charles Quits A to Z Pawn||DuncansGhost||Male victim|||
|October 22, 2011||Frank and Charles call Stilwell Flowers||Whoruandwherdyoulive||Female victim|||
|October 25, 2011||Charles and Josh - Fired from A to Z pawn||Whoruandwherdyoulive||Male victim|||
|October 27, 2011||Frank, Charles, Jake, and Al call sorority house||Nomadcowatbk||Various|||
|July 18, 2012||Bailbondsman, Jackass Plumber calls + New Yorker falls for prankdial AGAIN!||Bubbacalling||Charles|||
|December 12, 2012||Prank Mix 3||Phuckaducker||Male victim|||
|January 11, 2014||Calling Some Good Ole Buddys||WorldClassPrankster|| Charles|
|N/A||Calls to Charles Collection||Ima Legalfirm||Charles|||
- ↑ Charles and his demon spawn (HD Pic of the 'classic')
- ↑ Charles and his family
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Duncan calls A to Z Pawn on YouTube
- ↑ Drug and Alcohol lady tries to seduce Charles at AtoZ Pawn
- ↑ Chris the Hacker meets Charles
- ↑ A List of Prank Victims
- ↑ Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit License Roster - Pawn Broker - ALL
- ↑ Charles's Graduation Photo (from 1998)
- ↑ Charles calls his uncle
- ↑ Homer and Billye Scott call Charles from A to Z pawn shop
- ↑ Charles Quits A to Z Pawn
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Calling Some Good Ole Buddys on YouTube
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 I call Charles at the World Famous A to Z Pawn on YouTube
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 A Convo With Charles (From A to Z Pawn)
- ↑ Duncan calls A to Z Pawn Again on YouTube
- ↑ Officer Duncan calls Some Criminals on YouTube
- ↑ A-Z Pawn Gets Attacked (PrankVideoCompiler) on YouTube
- ↑ A to Z Pawn and Duncan call Stilwell Flowers on YouTube
- ↑ Calls to Jackass Plumber and Arnold's Escort on YouTube
- ↑ (SBCallingYew) Charles & Chris the Hacker's Revenge on YouTube
- ↑ FC2U - Charles and the Confused lady call Ron's Pawn shop on YouTube
- ↑ Charles Angers the Mexican Mafia Guy on YouTube
- ↑ Verdantabyss Pranks - Duncan calls A to Z Pawn Shop! on YouTube
- ↑ Pawn Shop guy knows lots of sheriffs (re-upload) on YouTube
- ↑ Duncan re-calls A-Z Pawn shop on YouTube
- ↑ Lunatic Redneck Calls the A-Z Pawn Shop on YouTube
- ↑ The Pissed of Candian calls the A-Z Pawn Shop on YouTube
- ↑ Duncan,Racist Redneck and Jackass Plumber vs another frank garret+more on YouTube
- ↑ Drug and Alcohol lady tries to seduce Charles at AtoZ Pawn on YouTube
- ↑ CALLS FROM THE TOY CHEST: Taxi Call + Bonus calls + convo w/ STAGEMAN! on YouTube
- ↑ Christmas with duncan - a-z pawn charles- chris the hacker - duncan on YouTube
- ↑ Original Calls to the Colossal Racist Bitch on YouTube
- ↑ Chinaman Calls a Police Department PLUS Bonus Call on YouTube
- ↑ Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone near the bar on YouTube
- ↑ Sal, Toilet Lady, And A-Z Pawn Make A Few Calls on YouTube
- ↑ Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone at high school again on YouTube
- ↑ Charles and Deputy Martin call payphone at a high school yet again on YouTube
- ↑ Rick and Charles call the horny loser from the payphone on YouTube
- ↑ Charles And ECLH Call The Annoyed Guy on YouTube
- ↑ A to Z Pawn Charles pranks two different households (Episode 6) on YouTube
- ↑ ABG Scraps With Chris & More on YouTube
- ↑ Charles Quits A to Z Pawn on YouTube
- ↑ Frank and Charles call Stilwell Flowers on YouTube
- ↑ Charles and Josh - Fired from A to Z pawn on YouTube
- ↑ Frank, Charles, Jake, and Al call sorority house on YouTube
- ↑ Bailbondsman, Jackass Plumber calls + New Yorker falls for prankdial AGAIN! on YouTube
- ↑ Prank Mix 3 on YouTube
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_zWgnLjRak