An elaborate prank was staged to show a friend some tough love.

Tom Mabe from Louisville, Kentucky decided to stage the prank to help his friend, who has been arrested five times for drunk-driving, get his act together.

The idea came to Tom, after hearing his friend had passed out in his truck. The man wakes to find him self in a hospital and is promptly told he has been in a coma since 2003 after having a car accident because of his drinking. The man takes the bait and believes the doctors utnil Tom and his buddies reveal that is was all a prank. Lesson learned hopefully.

Tom Mabe has a YouTube channel "MabeInAmerica"