VIDEO: Shoppers fall victim to classic superglued coin prank

VIDEO: Shoppers fall victim to classic superglued coin prank

A woman tries to pick up the coin

Reporter Liam Thorp tries to dislodge the coin

A man emerges from the tattoo shop to remove the coin

Tattoo shop Inkredibles Studio, where the coin was glued to the pavement outside

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

SHOPPERS and residents in Chorley Old Road have found themselves in a “sticky situation” — after falling victim to a classic prank.

When passers-by spotted a £1 coin on the ground outside the Inkredibles tattoo parlour they must have thought they would be “quids in” — but instead they were left red-faced as they found the money had been superglued to the pavement.

The Bolton News decided to investigate and found “victim” Sandra Wilson.

She said: “I suppose this is someone’s idea of a joke — I only spotted the coin because I was looking down at my feet at the time.

“I guess I can see the funny side of it, but there are elderly people around here and it might not be good for them.”

Roxanna Gettins, aged 42, lives near to the scene. She said: “I don’t find it funny — it’s the older people that live around here that I worry about.”

She added that it is not the first time she has seen money glued to the floor outside the shop, after spotting a 50p coin stuck down several weeks ago.

We decided to play the pranksters at their own game and ventured to the scene armed with nail varnish remover to see if we could remove the coin — which, had we been successful, we would have returned to its rightful owner.

But our plans came “unstuck” when a burly man with a mallet who emerged from the Inkredibles shop and proceeded to dislodge the coin with some force.

He did not want to give his name but told us that the prank was “just a bit of fun”, and retreated into the shop.

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1:18pm Wed 23 Apr 14

nozza17 says...

Seriously BN, if you can't find any decent news to report then please just steal someone else's
Seriously BN, if you can't find any decent news to report then please just steal someone else's nozza17
  • Score: 36

1:30pm Wed 23 Apr 14

johnnywomble9 says...

Oh watch out for the old people.....
Oh watch out for the old people..... johnnywomble9
  • Score: 16

1:35pm Wed 23 Apr 14

LordLeverhulme says...

"Next week in the Bolton News we'll just all go home and let you watch a video of Game For A Laugh from the 1980s instead"
"Next week in the Bolton News we'll just all go home and let you watch a video of Game For A Laugh from the 1980s instead" LordLeverhulme
  • Score: 13

1:54pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Hectoriva says...

This is brilliant, where ever I am in the world I always read The Bolton News online as its a touch of comedy to the usual doom and gloom, yes it's not News but it is funny and it's given a local business some good publicity, Inkcredibles probably behind the prank and reporting the story....fair play to them for a bit of fun! 👏👏👏👏
This is brilliant, where ever I am in the world I always read The Bolton News online as its a touch of comedy to the usual doom and gloom, yes it's not News but it is funny and it's given a local business some good publicity, Inkcredibles probably behind the prank and reporting the story....fair play to them for a bit of fun! 👏👏👏👏 Hectoriva
  • Score: 13

2:16pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Don Kiddick says...

Ground-breaking.
Ground-breaking. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 7

2:18pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Regulatory Man says...

Tomorrow the BEN reporters will be out and about looking for an opportunity to report on some paint drying.
Tomorrow the BEN reporters will be out and about looking for an opportunity to report on some paint drying. Regulatory Man
  • Score: 11

2:22pm Wed 23 Apr 14

soup153 says...

It's an advert for the next price rise of the paper edition.
It's an advert for the next price rise of the paper edition. soup153
  • Score: 7

3:46pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Don Kiddick says...

LordLeverhulme wrote:
"Next week in the Bolton News we'll just all go home and let you watch a video of Game For A Laugh from the 1980s instead"
Didn't Jeremy Beadle have a small hand in that?
[quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: "Next week in the Bolton News we'll just all go home and let you watch a video of Game For A Laugh from the 1980s instead"[/p][/quote]Didn't Jeremy Beadle have a small hand in that? Don Kiddick
  • Score: 15

3:51pm Wed 23 Apr 14

nozza17 says...

Don't think this story will stick around
Don't think this story will stick around nozza17
  • Score: 3

7:27pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Lancashire always says...

I bet it was faizal Khan she`s always up to something to get in the national press the BN tsk tsk
I bet it was faizal Khan she`s always up to something to get in the national press the BN tsk tsk Lancashire always
  • Score: 4

10:47pm Wed 23 Apr 14

allan111111 says...

Department for work an pensions should use this as a way of catching people who say they cant work due to a bad back
Department for work an pensions should use this as a way of catching people who say they cant work due to a bad back allan111111
  • Score: 6

11:37pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Angie 1 says...

I really can't believe that there is no other news better than this prank!!!! Seriously...... Old folk????? if old folk are that frail that they can't bend down then surely they already know this & would not attempt to bend & pick up the ONE POUND for risk of injury!!!!! There really are some sad people about that obviously cannot take a joke & seriously think that it would make breaking news!!! Honestly BN- pathetic
I really can't believe that there is no other news better than this prank!!!! Seriously...... Old folk????? if old folk are that frail that they can't bend down then surely they already know this & would not attempt to bend & pick up the ONE POUND for risk of injury!!!!! There really are some sad people about that obviously cannot take a joke & seriously think that it would make breaking news!!! Honestly BN- pathetic Angie 1
  • Score: 2

11:45pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Chrome1 says...

I think they just felt sorry for Liam Thorp, the not very astute reporter. Let him work on something less challenging than missing garden gnomes. Bless.
I think they just felt sorry for Liam Thorp, the not very astute reporter. Let him work on something less challenging than missing garden gnomes. Bless. Chrome1
  • Score: 0

12:37am Thu 24 Apr 14

Ste Allen says...

Sandra Wilson, was just walking along casually looking down at her feet when bang she bumped head first into a post, hahaha you just spotted the £1 & couldn't pick it up you liar & just because you have no sense of humor reported it to BEN maybe i should make it £2 coin next time then you can phone radio 1.
Sandra Wilson, was just walking along casually looking down at her feet when bang she bumped head first into a post, hahaha you just spotted the £1 & couldn't pick it up you liar & just because you have no sense of humor reported it to BEN maybe i should make it £2 coin next time then you can phone radio 1. Ste Allen
  • Score: 4

6:07am Thu 24 Apr 14

Chrome1 says...

Lancashire always wrote:
I bet it was faizal Khan she`s always up to something to get in the national press the BN tsk tsk
Who the heck is faizal Khan?
[quote][p][bold]Lancashire always[/bold] wrote: I bet it was faizal Khan she`s always up to something to get in the national press the BN tsk tsk[/p][/quote]Who the heck is faizal Khan? Chrome1
  • Score: -1

7:27pm Thu 24 Apr 14

SleepingThunder says...

It never is funny when the jokes on you.Some one put some cellophane over BN's toilets & lets see how they giggle.
It never is funny when the jokes on you.Some one put some cellophane over BN's toilets & lets see how they giggle. SleepingThunder
  • Score: 0

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