It soon trickled out that the whole thing was made up, and Snopes has the story, as usual.
What made me laugh was not the hoax itself, but an off-hand comment by John Resig, the guy behind it. According to The Los Angeles Times:
Reached by phone, Derober's John Resig, 29, spilled the beans and laughingly marveled at the hoax's success. "How many people get on the front page of Fox News with a story that doesn't contain one single ounce of truth?" he wondered in amazement.
Oh, Mr. Resig. Don't get me started. We'll be here all day.