14 Practical Jokes Gone Horribly Wrong

All pranks are hilarious – until something goes wrong. This list of practical jokes gone wrong cites elaborate jokes that ended with illness, arrest, and even death. While most of them share a common element of teenage boys, another running theme is reckless stupidity. . . or, more likely, both of these things combined. Don't try these pranks at home.

What are some great pranks gone wrong? What are the worst cases of practical jokes gone horribly wrong? You may think it's funny to egg a car and scare people (those go together, right?) but there happen to be some times that a funny joke went horribly wrong. These are the best of the worst prank results ever.