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A young fella has learnt the hard way to be careful who you prank in a clip which has since gone viral.
The youngster, Vito, decided to play a prank on barber Jude Sannicandro by placing a fake cockroach on his counter when he wasn't looking. Admittedly, Jude fell for it and, while he appreciated the prank, he also got thinking how he could one-up the kid and, well, it's fair to say he manages it.
After asking permission from Vito's parents, Jude decided to play a pretty shocking prank, tricking the boy into thinking he had lost his ear during a haircut. Jesus, don't mess with Jude, eh?
Using a lot of fake blood, a latex ear and his finest acting skills, Jude managed to pull off the prank flawlessly - pretending to accidentally clip Vito's ear right off while giving him a trim.
In the clip, Jude warns: "Be careful, this is a real sharp one, OK?"
Before adding: "Oh don't move."
A little later a concerned-looking Vito asks: "Am I bleeding?"
To which Jude replies: "Hmm maybe a little." And grabs a handful of tissues - concealed within the tissue is, of course, a lot of fake blood.
Asking Vito if it hurt, he says 'a little'. Bless him.
Then, well, it all kicks off. "Oh man," Jude says, before reasoning: "I don't think it's that bad." As the 'blood' starts to flow, he begins begging the boy not to tell his mum.
"Oh my God dude, I think we need to call an ambulance," he adds, but Vito the tiny little trooper, tells Jude that he reckons a 'band aid' might do the trick; but a band aid ain't going to cut it, and Vito's 'ear' falls off.
Round about now we see sheer panic. The kid wants his mum and Jude plays the part of a worried adult perfectly - until he eventually puts the poor LAD out of his misery.
Fair play to the kid, he takes it all quite well. If I thought a hairdresser had accidentally cut my entire bloody ear off, I'd be screaming the place down, never mind casually asking for plaster.
Since sharing the clip, it's had hundreds of thousands of views and Jude says he's been surprised by the response.
Vito, mate, you're nails - just be careful who you play tricks on in future.
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