Aside from my stressing out our revered dictator with a post about confirming the cellar robot - I still can't believe he took it seriously - pranks or jokes are often misunderstood.
In Victorian England, for instance 2 lads rigged a coffin to levitate in a dark church yard walk that so terrified 2 young girls that one died the next day. The trial found the boys not guilty of murder but may have cured them. My punishment from Great dictator to whom I confessed was- by PM - 3 Bloody Marys and 1 How's your father.
To curb me at school I was made Senior Prefect, House captain, Deputy Head Girl and School Council Secretary opening up quite a range of possibilities and opportunities, as it happened. No one died - and the staff if not the head enjoyed the several creative distractions I set up.