You can’t make this up. Well, you could, but no one would believe you.
A man dressed up as a sheep was set ablaze. Screaming and running into the road, he was saved by Jesus. Well, by a man dressed up as Jesus.
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.
Peter is now recovering and has been told it will take between three months and a year for the skin to regain full strength and normal feeling to return.