You can't make this up

Two Australian Rules football players were arrested at gunpoint after their prank aimed at a teammate went wrong - very wrong.

Josh Caddy and Billie Smedts were reported to police after they were seen trying to break into a house while wearing ski masks.

The pair had planned the break-in as a prank on fellow Geelong player Jackson Thurlow.

Just one problem: They were at the wrong address.

Caddy and Smedts were found in their car soon after the report and were arrested by police with guns drawn.

The Geelong Advertiser said the players were cautioned by police and no further action will be taken.

Caddy was quoted as saying that he and Smedts are "disappointed that we scared people in the community."