The ax prank that went "extremely badly wrong"

Get away from our farm!

One night, eleven days before Halloween, a man and his fiancée wanted to chase away some teenage boys who were parking near their farm. The couple had a problem with kids littering and driving cars across the field. So the woman, Lucy Walton, 27, came up with an idea for a prank. She smeared herself with ketchup and had John Powell, 28, chase her along the road with a four-foot axe. She banged on their car window and screamed "Let me in, let me in."

Miss Powell claims she was laughing and the boys must have known it was a prank, but a court disagreed, charging her fiancée with charges of possessing an axe in a public place and using behavior likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. He was ordered to perform 250 hours of community service.

(Credit to Mr. Powell's lawyer, who came up with the phrase "extremely badly wrong.")

- Axe-wielding farmer who chased ketchup-soaked fiancée in prank to scare teens walks free, Daily Mail>>
- Suspended term over Cumbria axeman prank, BBC>>
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