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8 December 2017, 13:45
The West Midlands Fire Service spent an hour freeing a man who had shoved his head in a microwave full of cement.
Despite managing to feed an air tube into the man’s mouth, his friends were unable to free him, and after around an hour and a half contacted the emergency services.
The prank appears to have been the work of YouTube channel TGFbro, who have undertaken several similar stunts in the past (sitting in a bath of concrete, setting themselves in jelly etc).
The West Midlands Fire Service tweeted pictures of the incident, complete with a severe telling-off:
We're seriously unimpressed.— West Midlands Fire (@WestMidsFire) December 7, 2017
Five of our firefighters were tied up for an hour this afternoon, freeing a YouTube pranker whose head had been 'cemented' inside a microwave oven. Read more: https://t.co/6bZReGuKQX (Photos © West Midlands Fire Service) pic.twitter.com/2ch2UhszeH
Watch Commander Shaun Dakin said: “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 need."
TGFbro have now posted their video account of the incident: