Homeowner Hunts Down Youths Who Egged His House - Then Films Them Cleaning

Pranks are serious business when you're a kid - many of us played knock-a-door-run or egged something/someone (I was never party to such atrocities. Swear down).

Of course, 'playing pranks' is really just another way of saying 'being an annoying little bastard', and oh boy, did these teens find that out the hard way...

This is the moment Jack Oldroyd turned all Liam Neeson on us after spotting two schoolboys egging his house on CCTV - before proceeding to hunt them down and film them scrubbing up the mess.

The gas engineer returned home from an eight-hour shift last month and was exasperated to discover his front door had been egged.

As the evidence was still freshly wet, 22-year-old Jack realised the 'hit and run' had been recent and sprinted to his computer to watch the CCTV footage in a bid to catch the culprits.

The damage was done - this meant war. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
The damage was done - this meant war. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Determined to get the pair to clean up their mess, Jack jumped in his car and drove round the area to track them down - joking that it was like a scene from Neeson's action thriller Taken.

After Jack confronted the red-faced duo, they repeatedly apologised and promised to clean up the mess. Minutes later the repentant boys knocked on the door, apologised again and got to work cleaning it off.

Hilarious footage compiled by Jack documents his 'Neeson moment' as he discovers the scene, watches the CCTV and finally gets retribution as the sheepish lads clean up the mess.

Jack, from East Moor, Wakefield, said: "I came home from work on that Sunday and there was egg running down the door so I knew it had just happened, otherwise it would have baked on. I went inside, watched the CCTV and saw the two lads throwing eggs.

The culprits in action. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
The culprits in action. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

"I thought, 'Right, I'm, going to find you and I'm going to make you clean that off.' It was a bit of a Liam Neeson moment from the film Taken. I didn't want to clean the door, I wanted them to do it. I got changed and had a quick drive round but couldn't find them anywhere.

"On the way back to mine I saw them and pulled over, I thought, 'Perfect, I've found you, you've done this to my house, you'd better go clean it.' They went bright red, they knew what it was for before I'd even spoken to them.

"They just apologised and said they wouldn't do it again. I told them, 'I know you won't, you're going to come and clean it.'"

Liam Neeson... I mean Jack Oldroyd. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Liam Neeson... I mean Jack Oldroyd. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Minutes after initially confronting them, stunned Jack answered his front door to discover the contrite boys ready to roll up their sleeves and clean up the mess.

Jack said: "After speaking to them I drove home, I didn't expect them to actually come. They knocked on the door, apologised again and then cleaned it. I gave them a bucket of warm soapy water and some cloths to wash the door down with.

"It took them about ten minutes to clean off as the sun had cooked it onto the door - hopefully it's a case of lesson learned."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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