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Dunlap neighbors battle to come up with most creative prank

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DUNLAP (WEEK) - Four families in one Dunlap neighborhood have put their prank war to rest.

The last prank was a slightly smaller version of the infamous "Peace - Land - Cookies" mural that garnered so much attention this past month.

Members of the Gatton family say their neighbors, the Butlers, worked about four days to make the mini-mural.

The Butlers say about 10 pranks have been played so far, including an inflatable pig in a neighbor's yard and 60 boxes left on their own from porch to emulate someone going on an Amazon shopping spree.

"It became pretty clear how important some cultural things are to Peoria from Banana Watch 2020 on Reddit, to the big Cookie Monster mural, to the enduring question of who is Fake Nate, we need those answers," said one of the Butlers.

"I know just when this opportunity came up and said this is iconic for us. It's fun, it's harmless. I think people would get a laugh and frankly, we need that right now," he added.

"To all of our neighbors who have participated in this, be ready," said Mrs. Gatton.

The Gattons acknowledge that 2020 has been a rough year for them, and this neighborhood prank war provided some relief for them and their kids.

Jason Howell

Producer at 25 News and Heart of Illinois ABC

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