Captain Janks Talks Recent Controversies

Prankster also reveals he never worked at a gas station

February 23, 2009
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard got Captain Janks on the line to defend himself against charges he’d recently defrauded some bars and clubs for appearance fees. Janks explained he had “addiction problems,” leading Howard to jokingly ask where Janks got the money for an addiction.

Janks confessed he was so addicted to prescription painkillers he sold his car and spent his rent on pills. He got out of rehab recently, however, and now plans to move into a sober house. Janks also revealed his job at the gas station was really a cover. He has held several corporate jobs during his pranking career, but they all threatened to fire him if he ever revealed their names on the air – so he made up the gas station job.