A group of mates in New Zealand have played the ultimate prank on one of their friends by sneaking into his house and rigging all the taps to pour beer instead of water.
A video of the elaborate operation was posted online yesterday as well as the unsuspecting target's shocked reaction, filmed on 14 hidden cameras installed throughout his Auckland home last month.
As the victim, identified only as Russ, leaves his home in his car, his friends lie in wait, putting their plan into action the moment the coast is clear.
Video of the stunt shows the men connect the house's taps to kegs hidden underneath the property with the help of a professional plumber.
After setting up and testing the system the men install 14 video cameras to monitor their mate's reaction as he stumbles across the kind of prank many would go out of their way to fall victim to.
When the man, and a woman who is presumably his partner, gets home he immediately makes his way to the kitchen.
The woman then turns on the tap and watches in surprise as an amber-coloured liquid flows out.
"What the hell?" Russ asks in bewilderment.
He then inspects the water, noting that his tap is not only pouring beer but it's cold too.
Russ then goes to the bathroom and discovers more booze flowing, before getting in his overalls and going under the house to investigate.
On his hand and knees he discovers the ruse and laughs as his friends watch his reaction on television screens streaming the into the garage next door.
The group then confronts Russ in his frontyard as he emerges from under the house laughing.
The video was a collaboration between New Zealand brewer Tui and a group of friends, a spokesman on behalf of the brewer told ninemsn.
"It was an idea that was put up by Tui and they knew friends of friends of people that worked at Tui," he said.
"They're all legit mates and they are constantly playing pranks on each other so it was a match made in heaven."
The spokesman said the men had done all the work themselves and the professionals who helped set up the prank were part of the group of friends.
He said no one was paid to participate in the film and the response had been positive.
Source: Tui Brewery
Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Nick Pearson