Groom traumatised by stag party kidnapping

ninemsn staff
11:54am July 6, 2013
July 06, 2013: In a prank so distressing it left Ollie McAninch with shingles, the 33-year-old groom was kidnapped by 16 masked men, then bound, gagged and driven 160km in silence.

A British groom says he was traumatised by a stag party prank that saw him kidnapped by 16 hooded men and left bound and gagged in a speeding van for more than two hours.

Ollie McAnich, from Somerset in southwest England, was driving with his fiancée Clair Hart in the countryside when the gang ran out onto the road and stopped their car, the Sun reports.

Video shot by the groom's friends shows the supposed kidnappers setting off smoke grenades and screaming as they hussle Mr McAnich and his fiancée out of their car.

Ms Hart was in on the prank and acted terrified as her husband-to-be was forced into an orange Guantanamo Bay-style jumpsuit and tied up in the back of the gang’s van.

“For more than two hours I was in that van. I’ve never been so scared,” Mr McAnich told The Sun.

The group drove for more than 160km before finally telling their terrified victim he had been punked but his ordeal did not end there.

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Mr McAnich was made to strip, given a mankini and bike and told to cycle to his stag party in Exeter, more than 16km away.

He said he was so stressed by the prank that he came down with shingles, a viral disease where the skin develops a painful rash and blisters.

But Mr McAnich forgave his friends and fiancée and was all set for the wedding to take place this weekend.

"I've logged it for future vengeance," he joked.

Author: Alys Francis. Approving editor: Nick Pearson.

Source: The Sun.

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