The story that could only be made better if he had run, flaming, past someone dressed as Madeline Murray O'Hare first:
A reveller dressed as Larry the Lamb suffered these horrific burns after a prankster set fire to his outfit - and he turned into a human fireball.
Peter Buck, 35, spent four hours painstakingly gluing four bags of cotton wool to his torso to look like the famous cartoon character.
He went on a boozy night out with a group of mates - also in fancy dress - before ducking out of a pub for a cigarette.
With Peter's permission, a tipsy friend set fire to a loose strand of his costume 'to see what would happen'.
But the joke went horribly wrong and Peter's lamb costume burst into flames.
He ran screaming in agony into a busy main road before a driver swerved, narrowly avoiding mowing him down.
Then his friend Paul Bisson - an off-duty firefighter dressed as Jesus - bear-hugged him in a bid to douse the flames.
John 10:14 - I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and my sheep know me
via Jonah Goldberg