The Wanted became victims of a cruel prank when they were charged with kidnapping an 11-year-old fan.
The band stopped thinking the drama was a practical joke when it dragged on for two hours and U.S. police forces got involved.
But the members of the British boy band were more than a little relieved when they learned the whole thing had been set up for MTV show Punk'D.
Singer Max George reveals it all started when they met a young fan moments before a show in America and then confronted the girl's worried father later when he asked them if they knew where his daughter was.
George recalls, "We got pulled over by the police and they said there was a complaint against us about a girl going missing, and all of a sudden she appeared from the back of the car. It was pretty intense.
"I was like, 'This must be a joke,' but then they left it going for nearly two hours and then I thought, 'It might not be'."