Eminent Domain Prank Not Funny to Baylor Neighbors

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    WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 18: Quarterback Blake Szymanski #6 of the Baylor Bears passes the ball during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on November 18, 2006 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    A prank in Waco isn't leaving many homeowners laughing.

    Official-looking fliers were left on the doorsteps of more than 200 residents over the holiday break indicating the university's plan to seize their land in order to make room for a new $255 million football stadium, the Waco Tribune reports.

    The school said the plan is "absolutely false."

    “It’s official-looking, and it’s definitely causing alarm,” said Lori Fogleman, Baylor spokesperson. “It looks like the Baylor letterhead, and it’s got the government code at the bottom and city maps.”

    The letters were no joke to some of the residents who were in tears at the thought of losing their home, including an elderly woman consoled by a Baylor DPS officer.

    Police in Waco are investigating the letters.