Johnny Knoxille's high jinks might cost him.
A man has filed a lawsuit against the prankster for allegedly causing him emotional distress for an at-home stunt that he feels went too far.
According to TMZ, Khalil Khan claims he was hired by Johnny via the Internet to do some simple electrical work. The whole thing, though, was an elaborate prank, he said in court papers.
Khalil, who was supposedly hired to fix a dimmer switch, said a lamp went out as he began working. Soon after, a young girl, who he says was an actress, became hysterical and told him he killed her pony who was on life support. In her mind, the horse died when the power went out during the repair.
The electrician says he was then led to a room and was shown what he believed to be a dead horse. Soon after, he said his car was towed and faux drugs were planted. One of the men who took the car — a man who was also in on the prank — told Khalil he'd be arrested for drug possession if he called the cops to report the towing.
Eventually, Johnny let Khalil in on the scam and offered the shaken electrician money for his troubles. Khalil, though, wasn't laughing.
The whole incident, he said, has caused him "emotional distress, worry, anxiety, and possibly harm to his business reputation," TMZ said.