Man in US duct taped to road sign turns out to be prank

Miguel Chavez was duct taped to a road sign after losing a bet with his friends.
Miguel Chavez was duct taped to a road sign after losing a bet with his friends. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ ELIZABETH OLVERA

A man duct taped to a road sign made drivers do a double take in in Houston, Texas on Tuesday (March 28).

Some even called the police and an ambulance was activated, but it turned out to be a prank, CBS News reported on Thursday.

Miguel Chavez, 17, was taped to a "Yield" road sign after losing a bet on a football game with his friends.

When police officers arrived at the scene, they saw a man with a knife.

"Drop the knife or I'll Tase you," one officer shouted.

The man quickly dropped the knife, and explained that he meant to help cut his friend from the road sign.

Chavez posted a video on Instagram which shows him standing on a stool while his friends circled him and the sign with reams of duct tape.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSNKVlhjByE/?hl=en

Another video of the prank posted on Facebook on Wednesday got more than 690,000 views.

He said that he did not get into trouble, and the police even gave him a ride home, CBS reported.