An unlucky car owner in Russia has been forced to shell out on having his motor resprayed after a prank pulled on him by his mates didn't go quite according to plan.

Footage captured on CCTV in Petrozavodsk, Russia shows a group of men covering a Mercedes with sanitary pads on the street outside a house.

A short while after the car's confused owner shows up and after a bit of head scratching, gets to work removing them all.

According to Russian media, the prank was carried out by a group of the man's friends, just before he was due to leave for work.

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CEN news agency reported that although the man was amused by the prank, he had considerable difficulty restoring his car to normal.

The unfortunate driver was forced to have the entire car resprayed when glue from the pads couldn't be removed from the paintwork.

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Anrey Haustov, a friend of the Mercedes owner, was quoted as saying: "The most interesting part is that several car washes did not manage to wash it off."

But this isn't the first time sanitary towels have caused car troubles.

Back in 2015 a fuming woman in China took revenge on her boyfriend, whom she suspected of cheating, and plastered pads all over his car.

Li Tan, 23, was furious when boyfriend De Wu, 24, stayed the night at a friend's house to plan a surprise birthday party for her and was convinced they were having an affair.

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Li's friend Chung Chen, 24, said: "She was furious, and I told her she should wait to see what he said before she attacked the car, as it wasn't even his.

"But she wouldn't listen as she was convinced he was cheating on her and so I let her get on with it.

"It made her feel better."

Well, that's something, I guess.

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