Pranks: they're all harmless fun until the cops break your door down to arrest a cardboard cutout of The Rock. At least, that's what happened to Redditor aslattery when they woke up earlier this week and, in the early morning light, saw a gunman hiding behind their door frame. The Redditor shared the story on the Today I Fucked Up subreddit, which is basically a cavalcade of human shame and misery balanced out by a good dose of empathy:

Woke up to my three dogs demanding food in the morning before my alarm, which happens every other day or so. One of them was barking a bit more than normal, but as a Great Pyrenees, I've come to accept the fact that she barks at air.

Barely awake, I stumble to open our bedroom door to make my morning pilgrimage to the sliding glass door to the yard, to feed the dogs. I open it, only to see across the way, a tall, shadowy figure with a handgun peeking out from behind the hallway wall.