Classic ‘disappearing’ ladder trick pulled off with aplomb (VIDEO)

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Ladder pranks don’t usually end well, but one man will surely be happy with his efforts after fooling his friend with a ridiculous disappearing ladder trick.

The prank begins with a man climbing up to a rooftop to collect a box of tools.

As he tries to climb back down, his friend sneaks down a side alley and repeatedly removes the ladder.

Each time the stricken man attempts to make it off the roof, he is met with thin air and is unable to get a footing on the top rung.

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Eventually the victim cottons on to the juvenile joke and tries to get his own back by throwing a heavy cardboard box at the prankster.

Luckily, there was no ‘colladderal’ damage as the fleet-footed jokester avoids the improvised projectile.

A similar prank involving a much steeper ‘leap of faith’ from roof to ladder was filmed last year.