Police in Whitehall say the teens filmed the staged event and planned to put the video on YouTube.
Officers swarmed the parking lot of a Kmart store in Whitehall shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday after a woman reported seeing a man get tied up and thrown in the trunk of a car.
Police say they located the car a short time later and got the man out of the trunk.
But they say they quickly determined that all four people involved were teenagers videotaping a prank they planned to put on YouTube.
All four teens are charged with disorderly conduct.
Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com