New report details O'Rourke's prankish past
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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) allegedly prank-filled past with his wife, Amy — including the time he maneuvered a remote-controlled cockroach through the kitchen — is coming to light.

One time, The Washington Post’s Ben Terris writes in a Tuesday story, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate pulled off a stunt involving one of his three children’s soiled diapers.


A friend told the paper that the former Texas congressman once “collected an especially verdant turd from one of their kids’ diapers and put it in a bowl.” O’Rourke then told Amy that the icky waste was an avocado.

Neither O’Rourke or his wife confirmed the gross-out prank, but the ex-lawmaker reportedly said it “sounded like something he’d do.”

Other less-nauseating antics include the cockroach bit and causing a fright in the shower, a la the famed scene from the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock horror film, “Psycho.”

Given his penchant for practical jokes, O’Rourke may have picked an appropriate day to propose to his wife of 13 years.

The 46-year-old White House hopeful got engaged on April Fools’ Day, four months after meeting.

O'Rourke, who lost a close Senate race to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMichael Bennet declared cancer-free, paving way for possible 2020 run Booker, Harris have missed most Senate votes O'Rourke sweeps through Virginia looking to energize campaign MORE (R-Texas) last year, announced his presidential bid on Thursday, claiming a whopping $6.1 million in fundraising in his first 24 hours.