Hilarious moment lads 'kidnap' dad after he bails on booze-up

THIS is the hilarious moment a gang of mates “kidnapped” their pal's dad after he bailed on a night out.

Ian McLeod felt he was ”too old" to join 36-year-old son Liam's boozy day out – so a 15-strong group stormed his house, chucked a pillowcase over his head and bundled him out to the pub.


The lads, from Greater Manchester, “'wouldn't take no for an answer” and quickly hatched a plan to “kidnap” the 56-year-old from his home in Southport, Merseyside.

Hilarious footage shows the moment the friends launched an A-Team-style stunt to get Ian out for a few pints.

When they arrive, they jump from the vehicle, barge into the house, sling a pillowcase over Ian's head and hoist him by his arms and legs from the living room and out of the front door.

Shoeless Ian shouts for help and grabs onto the minibus' roof as they hoist him over the back seats before his son Liam chucks a pair of trainers in over his head and they slam the door shut.

The smug group can be seen filing into the van before driving off – completing their madcap mission in under a minute.

The video has racked up more than 900,000 views since son Liam McLeod shared it on TikTok last month, and users have hailed the prank as “hilarious” and the group “brilliant mates”.

The kidnapped dad has since revealed he's glad the lads kidnapped him because he enjoyed the trip out, and said he was relieved.

Ian’s wife, Yvonne McLeod, 56, helped mastermind the kidnapping, making sure he wasn't in his underwear.

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Ian said: "I wasn't really feeling up to it, I'm a lot older than most of them really so I thought I'd sit this one out.

"I was about to take the dogs out when they came through the door. I knew pretty quickly they were coming to get me.

"Some of them were a bit apprehensive because I'm a bit strong. They didn't fancy getting on the wrong side of me. It's a good job it wasn't serious.

"I didn't resist that much. I know the characters and they're good lads so I was happy to go in the end. I'm just glad they remembered my shoes.

"I'm glad Yvonne was in on it or I could have been in my boxers. Once they gave me a beer, I settled down. It was a good day out and I'm glad they kidnapped me in the end because I enjoyed it.

"I don't mind them having a laugh at my expense. I'll make sure I go next time."

The day out on October 9 was organised to lift Ian's other son, Josh McLeod's spirits after a tough few months.

The lads watched Stockport County FC before visiting The Arcade Club in Bury, Greater Manchester.

The motley crew included some of 28-year-old Josh’s friends from Stockport where he lives, along with family friends and Liam and Josh's childhood pals.

Water sales worker Liam says he knew his dad wouldn't be able to say no if he was bundled into the van, and was convinced he'd enjoy the day once he got there.

I'm glad my wife was in on it or I could have been in my boxers

He said: "He was like a rabbit in the headlights when we walked in. We were like the Northern A-Team.

"When we picked him up we forgot his shoes, so I'm glad I threw them in at the last minute because there was no going back for them once he was in the van.

"He's a man of few words, but he was pretty shocked and asked 'what's all this?'.

"Then we put a bottle in his hand and gave him his shoes, then he was up for it. He just needed that push.

"We were looking forward to the day. We'd had it planned for two or three months, so it was a shame when my dad told me he wasn't coming.

"I spoke to him on the phone and I pushed him to come but he wasn't having any of it. One of the lads said 'let's just go and kidnap him' and it was kind of a running joke.”

He added: "You wouldn't mess with my dad, so it was a bit nervy because if he really didn't want to go he could have fought us off.

"The minibus driver is a mate of ours as well, and it's a good job because I don't think we could just tell any driver to pull up here because we're going to kidnap someone.

"He started playing the A-Team theme music and that wasn’t planned and was totally unexpected, but completely added to the moment.”

Liam says the group could repeat the stunt in future in case any pals are thinking of backing out last-minute.




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