Halloween is fast approaching, and with it comes a number of traditions. From carving a jack-o-lantern to donning costumes, bobbing for apples and handing out candy to neighborhood kids. But there is one Halloween tradition that does not get enough attention, and that is the annual All Hallow’s Eve prank. Yes, each October 31st pranksters young and old set out not only to score tons of free candy, but also to inflict some mischief on their community. From toilet papering houses and lighting bags of dog poop on fire, to scaring the hell out of people and pulling the school fire alarm—Halloween pranks are common and the best ones are legendary. But what happens when the prank doesn’t go as planned? What happens when the prank goes horribly wrong? Here are 10 examples of epic Halloween prank fails that left everyone involved with egg on their face—some literally.
10. Dangling From Roof Trick Results in Fire Department Visit
A few years ago, a family in North Carolina decided to hang a dummy from their second storey roof to make it look like a person had slipped while cleaning their gutters and was now holding on for dear life. The dummy was apparently dressed in real jeans, a sweater and tennis shoes. However, mirth quickly turned to mayhem when a neighbor, who was out walking their dog, spotted the dummy hanging from the roof, freaked out and immediately called the local fire department. By the time the family that perpetrated the prank realized what had happened, the fire department was set up in front of their house and had a ladder extended all the way to their roof while shouting “Hang on. Help has arrived.”