There's nothing like a practical joke to help build the bonds of friendship. Sure, the victim feels sheepish for falling for it, but in the end everyone has a good laugh.
Unless you're friends with this guy.
When this guy, identified only as "Laurence," pulls a prank, there isn't a whole lot of shared laughter. There's a little panic, a dash of police involvement, a whole lot of olive oil, and a dose of seeing more than you wanted to of a naked, oily Laurence.
That's because his idea of a prank is climbing naked into a washing machine, presumably in the hopes of popping out and scaring his friend. Well, things didn't go as planned because, before long, the prankster realized he was stuck.
He called out to his friend who quickly called the authorities. Police, firemen, paramedics, a search and rescue team, all the kings horses, and all the kings men arrived and gave it their best. But only turning the washing machine on its side and using Laurence's olive oil could get him out.
Tough day for both our prankster, and for the police officer who was assigned the task of holding a press conference on the incident.
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