10 Halloween pranks that went tragically and horribly wrong!
In the spirit of a joke people sometimes do dangerous things and that can lead to a lot of preventable mistakes.
Pranks are good fun in limit and when you know the difference between going overboard. Sometimes in the spirit of having fun and Halloween pranks things can go terribly wrong if you are not careful. These 10 people learned that lesson a little all too well.
Here are 10 Halloween pranks that have gone terribly wrong:
#10 Teenager accidentally killed himself while trying to prank his sister
An honor student who was planning to join the Marines after high school decided to play a prank on his sister by pretending to hang himself. However, Jordan Morlan did not realize how wrong his prank could go. He ended up hanging to death before the family realized that the prank had gone wrong.
#9 Prankster spikes punch with eye drops and ends up killing her friend
A woman from New York was charged with misdemeanor assault causing bodily harm after her Halloween prank totally and completely missed the mark. Inspired by a prank she had seen on TV, the woman decided to spike the punch of a party she was attending with Visine eye drops.
She thought that the eye drops would make her friend woozy and ill but ended up causing respiratory failure. The woman's friend collapsed shortly after having the punch and later died. Many other people became extremely ill and the woman responsible was charged with assault.
#8 Man's sheep costume catches fire and nearly kills him
A man in England had an unfortunate Halloween experience. He dressed up as a sheep and decided to take the subway to get to a party. A fellow traveler thought it would be funny to flick a lighter near him which resulted in the costume bursting into flames.
To make matters worse, the man's friends on the train tried to put out the fire by throwing the alcoholic beverages they had on them but ended up fuelling the fire. However, the man responsible for the fire was the heir to a large estate and used some of his inheritance to cover the sheep man's medical bills.
#7 Woman sues neighbor over rude Halloween signs
A woman in Florida successfully sued her neighbor for defamation, harassment, and emotional distress after the man put up extremely rude signs making her the butt of all jokes. The neighbor put up a sign on his lawn for an insane asylum that pointed to the woman's lawn and also put a tombstone that read: "At 48 she had no mate, no date. It’s no debate, she looks 88."
However the woman successfully sued him in court and got him to promise not to put up any more rude signs.
#6 Teenager eggs power station and causes huge explosion and a massive power cut
A 15-year-old from Pennsylvania thought it would be a hilarious prank to egg the local electric company in his town on Halloween. However, the combination of egg splatter and heavy rainat the time, there was a massive explosion that almost destroyed the substation and knocked out power to about 8,000 people in the community. The boy escaped unscathed though had to be treated at the local hospital for a loud ringing in his ears.
#5 Teacher bursts into classroom while revving a chainsaw and traumatizes students
The students of a class in Taunton High School were traumatized when one of their teachers decided to pull a Halloween prank straight out of a horror movie. The teacher brought a real chainsaw to school, pulled the rip-cord and then burst into a classroom full of 15-year-olds wearing an old ski mask.
He was also revving the chainsaw to its fullest when a stampede broke out. One student even broke his leg in the process and launched a lawsuit against the school board, high school and the teacher responsible. The kid with the broken leg ended up settling in court for $100,000.
#4 Dad tries to scare kids by pretending to strangle their mom and scars kids for life
You really should not joke about domestic violence. This one father decided to prank his kids by pretending to strangle their mom. His young kids aged six and eight had the fright of a lifetime when the parents pulled the prank (of course the mother was in on it too).
The kids ran to a neighbors house and the parents had to explain to the police why they thought it would be a good idea to prank their kids in such a cruel and inhumane fashion. The children are said to have trust issues to this day.
#3 Man keeps his armed robber costume on as he goes to Starbucks and almost gets arrested
One man from Michigan went to a neighbors Halloween party dressed as an armed robber with all the elements such as a skull mask, bulletproof vest, and a fake M-16 assault rifle. The party was great and after a few drinks, the man decided to walk home.
On the way, he made a stop at the local Starbucks for some coffee to sober up, but not before alarming all the customers and the staff who immediately dropped to the floor and started screaming. The shocked man found himself telling his story to the police who arrived shortly after and confiscated his costume.
#2 Man pranks police by pretending to be run over by his own lawn mower
One family thought it would be a good laugh if they use a dummy to stage a terrible accident involving their lawn mower. The family of pranksters placed the dummy under the lawn mower and strategically set it up on their front lawn. They placed it so that only the arms and legs of the dummy could be seen.
They also made the dummy seem all cut-up and bleeding. A neighbor passing by saw it and called it in. Before no time, the police had arrived and were administering CPR before they realized that it was just a prank.
#1 Man decides to dangle from roof ends up getting a visit from the fire brigade
A family in North Carolina decided to play a Halloween prank by hanging a dummy from their second-storey roof to make it seem like a person had slipped while cleaning their gutters. The dummy was placed as though it was holding on for dear life and was dressed up like a real human in jeans, a sweater, and tennis shoes. However, the plan failed when a neighbor out walking his dog saw the dummy and freaked out.
He immediately contacted the fire department who were outside the house and setting up a ladder before the family realized that the prank had gone totally wrong.
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