Image: Newspaper-covered home
Meegan M. Reid  /  AP
A sign welcoming home Mormon missionary Elder Brian Wigington stands in front of his newspaper-covered home in Providence, Utah, on Thursday.
updated 5/26/2007 12:19:24 AM ET 2007-05-26T04:19:24

Balloons apparently were boring. A young man returning home from a church mission in Mexico found his family’s home completely wrapped in newspaper.

“As soon as the headlights hit the house it was like, ’What has happened?”’ said Kelly Wigington, the father of Mormon missionary Brian Wigington. “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

The family returned from the Salt Lake City airport about 1:30 a.m. Thursday to find the unusual welcome home decorations.

The pranksters were Brian Wigington’s friends, who volunteered to remove the newsprint. It took three hours to wrap the house.

“Some of these guys have too much free time on their hands,” Kelly Wigington said.

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