The California Crook is a Palestinian-American bail-bondsman in Whittier, California, who was discovered in early 2016. Known for having a short temper, and quick witted responses, often mocking at the prank callers race, and questioning their sexuality.
Due to his clever insults, infectious laugh, and unique accent he quickly became popular among the community. He has become a favorite among many prank calls.
The California Crook was quickly given his own soundboard, one in which he has been called several times with. He failed to recognize his own voice for several calls until realizing that he had been recorded.
As shown in more recent calls, he is shown to be fed up with the prank calls, and has threatened legal action against the prank callers in his usual obscene and profane manner. Sometime in February 2018, Crook began referencing the "California Crook" name and videos on YouTube during calls to him. Soon after, it is rumored that several YouTube users had received e-mails on behalf of Dan threatening legal action if the videos were not taken down. Subsequently, several California Crook calls were removed from YouTube, and his soundboard was removed from Deviantart. Some of these calls were later reuploaded. As a result, he currently does not often answer the phone at his business and rarely reacts to any prank calls he receives.
The California Crook's popularity has skyrocketed and has been used by several talented pranksters.
California Crook is depicted by the likeness of Indian actor Anupam Kher. According to vague commentary from the blog which the depiction originates, it was taken of Kher as he openly insulted a speaker.
After an investigation it was found that the California Crook had been arrested in 2005 suspected of diverting tens of millions of dollars to the Middle East, money they made through drug sales and hustling cons and jail inmates through intimidation and kidnapping. However it seemed that charges were exaggerated and now he operates normally his business.
- Bailbonds, hello?
- Suck your dick? you have a dick?!
- Fred Herbert?
- Where are you right now?
- Are you white or black?
- This is a business you fucking bitch.
- One of these days I'm gonna catch you! One of these days I'm gonna catch you! I swear for God, for Jesus! I'm gonna knock your teeth out!
- It look like you want to visit a cemetery very soon.
- I have a dick for your mother, okay?
- Go to Compton. Its sounds like you have itchy ass. Go to Compton and some nigger will grab you and fuck you.
- If I catch you I'll fucking.... take your teeth out.
- I'm not a gay.
- I have a bullet with your name on it.
- Give your address, where you are. I can take care of you.
- Your ass itching you? You need someone to fuck you?
- You motherfucking crook.
- You fucking gay, man.
- White piece of shit!
- It sound to me you fucking... mentally ill.
- It sound to me you have fucking... brain damage
- Fuck me?
- So what! SO WHAT!