Four seniors at Cumberland High School staged the elaborate prank on Monday.
But they had actually used tape and a black tarp to create the illusion of a hole and had loose bricks strewn across the ground for added special effects.
That's what happened to seniors at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin.
"What they did was really creative", police chief Rick Rieper said chuckling as he talked to the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. During the weekend, Konur Pasko and three fellow seniors - Cody Paul, Adrian Warner and Jacob Woodley - gutted the engine and removed the car's front seats, panels, wiring and other parts bit by bit, and then cut off the remaining front portion.
As high school senior pranks go, this one may be one of the best.
The fake, but elaborate, scene was created using a tarp, tape, some bricks, and part of a vehicle. Pranks that happen during homecoming week, last weeks of school etc.
Once they had the vehicle ready, they arranged the scene in only seven minutes in order to avoid attracting unwanted attention.
The students wrote "CHS class of 2018" and "We're bustin' out!" on the back window of the auto.