WHEN Gerard Duggan collapsed unconscious in a drunken heap on a settee at a house in Galway after a big night out, his mischievous mate Martin McHugh decided to come up with something more original than drawing on his face or shaving off his eyebrows. So he set fire to his friend’s feet instead.

Eventually roused by the stench of his own burning toes, Gerard awoke to find his socks sizzling away and his feet suffering serious burns.
The injuries were so bad, in fact, that he had to go to hospital and was off work for 13 weeks.

Prankster Martin managed to avoid jail by offering €3,000 as a gesture of his remorse and was given 240 hours of community service instead.