Mansfield brother and sister try to outdo each other on April Fools pranks

Paling vs Paling
Paling vs Paling

Mansfield siblings locked in an annual battle of April Fools gags took it up a notch this year.

Although they may sound like delinquent schoolchildren, Keri Paling and her brother Dean Paling are both parents, with jobs, their own homes and responsibilities.

Scaffolder Dean Paling did a job on his sister's car this morning preventing her from taking the kids to school.

Scaffolder Dean Paling did a job on his sister's car this morning preventing her from taking the kids to school.

Nevertheless, they spent this morning preventing each other from getting into their respective cars.

Keri Paling, 29, a mum-of-two who lives in Forest Town said she was in hysterics when she looked out of the window to see her car had been scaffolded.

The property manager added: "We've been doing things like this for years. It's normally just a phone call.

"Normally he'll tell me my car has been nicked, or some random joke, but I don't believe a word he says anymore.

Dean had his comeuppance though as Keri took to his Land Rover with plastic wrapping.

Dean had his comeuppance though as Keri took to his Land Rover with plastic wrapping.

"So this morning I was waiting for the phone when I looked out the window at 8am and thought 'what the hell'.

"I gave him a call and he said 'pay the invoice and I'll come and take it down!'

When she refused, Dean then said he would be leaving the scaffolding up until 4pm so she couldn't get him back. Kerry had to walk her children to school this morning.

“But my neighbour helped me take it down, and the first thing I did was go round to his and did his car with cling film,” she added.

Keri and Dean Paling have been pranking each other for years.

Keri and Dean Paling have been pranking each other for years.

"He's an absolute tool. I knew straight away it was Dean."

Her brother, 30, is a dad-of-one and runs a scaffolding company.

He added: "We've been pranking each other for a couple of years and it's got to get bigger now - next year I don't know what it's going to be.

"Keri sent me a picture on Facebook of my car - it's not as good as mine so I'm not that bothered. Its funny - but fixable. She couldn't move this morning, she had to walk to school with the kids and all sorts."

Dean said his prank was better.

Dean said his prank was better.