Five Perth men have been charged over a prank which prompted a member of the public to call police, believing a kidnapping was in progress.
The men, aged between 21 and 25, staged the prank at an intersection in the Perth suburb of Leederville in September last year.
At a red light, one of the men escaped from the boot of a car.
The man, who was handcuffed and in his underpants, was chased into the bush by a second man.
The incident was filmed by two cameras, including one on a freeway overpass, before being uploaded to video sharing website banned link.
The hoax came unstuck when a member of the public phoned police believing a kidnapping had taken place.
A five-month investigation by detectives has resulted in all five men being charged with creating a false belief.
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