Thursday, May 25, 2006
human-sized hamster cage
Prankster put in place
OLYMPIA, Wash. – A practical joker got a taste of revenge when friends turned part of his apartment into a human-sized hamster cage, complete with shredded newspaper bedding, a 6-foot exercise wheel and a giant water bottle.
“It was a lot of work, but it was one of those cases where you do it because you have to,” said Keith Jewell, a longtime friend and neighbor who engineered the prank on Luke Trerice.
In 2004, Trerice, 28, enlisted others to help him encase another friend’s apartment in aluminum foil, as well as most of his belongings, including each coin in his spare change.
Eight people put in more than 100 hours assembling the room, and supplies cost about $300.
Trerice said he’s going to start saving now for his own revenge plans.