Men from May Landing and Hammonton will each be spending five years in prison for a prank that went horribly wrong.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says Brandon Perez, 23, of Hammonton and David Sult, 24, of Mays Landing were each sentenced yesterday to five years, with no early release.

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Tyner says both men have pleaded guilty in exchange for the sentences.

According to Tyner:

On the evening of March 15, 2019, Brandon Perez and David Sult were at Sult’s residence in Mays Landing hanging out with a group of other men. Raymond Mullen was asleep on a couch when Perez and Sult decided to play a “prank” on him. Perez sprayed lighter fluid on the back of Raymond’s clothing. Perez ignited it. Raymond suffered severe burns to his back.  The men claimed Raymond had been burned accidentally by an electronic smoking device but the investigation revealed the fire had been set intentionally.

SOURCE: Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office