Offbeat YouTube prankster cements head in microwave

08:50  08 december  2017
08:50  08 december  2017 Source:   Sky News

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A YouTube prankster who cemented his head inside a microwave had to be freed by five firefighters. The 22-year-old and a group of friends mixed seven bags of Polyfilla before they poured it around his head , which was protected by a plastic bag.

It took an hour for the crew of five firefighters to free YouTube prankster , Jay Swingler, after he had cemented his head inside a microwave oven in the garage of his home at Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, U.K.

Rescue crews say the man was lucky not to suffocate© Other Rescue crews say the man was lucky not to suffocate

A YouTube prankster had to be freed by firefighters in an hour-long rescue after he cemented his head inside a microwave.

The 22-year-old put his head in a plastic bag inside the microwave before friends poured seven bags of Polyfilla inside.

It happened in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton© Other It happened in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton The group had intended to use the microwave as a mould, but the man got trapped. His friends spent 90 minutes trying to rescue him before fire crews were called to Fordhouses, Wolverhampton to help.

The man was able to breathe with the help of an air tube the group had managed to feed through.

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Five firefighters spent an hour working to release a YouTube prankster who cemented his head inside a microwave . The 22-year-old and a group of friends mixed seven bags of Polyfilla before they poured it around his head , which was protected by a plastic bag inside the appliance.

Five firefighters spent an hour working to release a YouTube prankster who cemented his head inside a microwave . The 22-year-old and a group of friends mixed seven bags of Polyfilla before they poured it around his head , which was protected by a plastic bag inside the appliance.

Rescue crews say they were 'seriously unimpressed'© Other Rescue crews say they were 'seriously unimpressed' West Midlands Fire and Rescue said they were "seriously unimpressed" with the group.

Watch Commander Shaun Dakin said: "As funny as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured.

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