Plymouth students cover housemate's room in tin foil
IT looks like a still from a futuristic sci-fi movie – but this shiny scene is the result of an unusual and creative student prank.
Nineteen-year-old Jake Walker returned to his shared house in Lisson Grove, Mutley, after a weekend away only to find his bedroom – and all its contents – completely covered in tin foil.
The pranksters – Jake's six housemates – had also placed hundreds of cups of water around the room.
Business student Jake told The Herald: "I went home to Surrey for the weekend and I had just made the four-and-a-half hour journey back.
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"I came into the house expecting nothing, I thought nobody was home so went into my room and was just greeted with all this. The whole room was totally foiled and there was water in cups on the floor.
"I didn't know what to do, I was absolutely astonished. They have never done anything like this before. We did something similar to another one of our friends, moved furniture and put post-it notes everywhere, but nothing like this."
Before he left, Jake sent a message to his housemates telling them he had locked his bedroom door.
But they had opened a window in preparation for the stunt, and he returned a week later to find his room transformed.
"I just thought 'Oh my God'," Jake said. "The boys were in the next room listening to my reaction and they were just laughing their heads off.
"I was amazed. From the fruit bowl to my DVDs, everything was completely covered.
"None of them gave me a hand, it took about four hours to clean up and there is still some left."
He added: "I am sure there will be some revenge coming, but I am not sure what is planned."
The prank took the six students four days to complete, using 520 metres of tin foil and 62 litres of water in 580 plastic cups.
Housemate Sam Thomas, 20, said: "We just wanted to be as much of a nuisance as possible.
"It took quite a long time. We did it over about a week but we did different parts here and there.
"When he saw it he was just in shock. But it was all good fun."