A YouTube prankster has been left looking like the dumbest man on the internet after his latest gag, which involved dunking his head in a microwave full of cement, backfired spectacularly.
Ambulance and fire rescue crews had to be dispatched after Jimmy Swingler, one half of popular video prank duo TGFbro, decided it would be funny to dunk his head in a microwave full of Polyfilla and let it set.
The plan had been to use the microwave as a mould that would be removed, leaving him looking like something akin to a human Lego man, with a solid square of Pollyfilla covering his head.
But what started out as a bit of a LOL soon became something far more serious after his friends realised they were unable to free his head from the microwave.
After spending close to an hour and a half attempting to remove it, the group were finally forced to contact the emergency services for help.
They arrived five minutes later and, though they were able to free Jimmy, they were left far from happy.
The West Midlands fire service’s official account tweeted: “We’re seriously unimpressed.
“Five of our firefighters were tied up for an hour this afternoon, freeing a YouTube prankster whose head had been cemented inside a microwave oven.”
Commander Shaun Dakin, the officer in charge of the West Midlands Fire Service crew who responded, also said: “As funny as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured.”
“All of the group involved were very apologetic, but this was clearly a call-out which might have prevented us from helping someone else in genuine accidental.”
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.