ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey man has a new phone number after his sons plastered his old one on a billboard in a birthday prank.
Chris Ferry, of Linwood, is turning 62 on Saturday.READ MORE: Families Hopeful Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Will Make It Easier To Reach Homebound Seniors
His sons, Chris and Mike, who live in Florida, paid for a billboard on the Black Horse Pike entering Atlantic City that shows his face and says, “Wish my dad happy birthday. Love, your sons” and lists his phone number.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: How Could The Economic Relief Package Put More Money In Your Pocket?
Ferry said he’s received more than 15,000 calls and messages.
“It was fun until this morning. Then I wanted to kill them. But I’m going with it, having a good time,” he told CBS2’s Meg Baker.MORE NEWS: Bronx Students Receive Free Laptops For School; 'Tens Of Thousands' Still In Need, Borough President Says
The billboard will stay up until April 16, but in the meantime, Ferry has changed his number.