Boy who cried wolf prankster died in fake suicide gone wrong designed

On the day of his death, he was “really happy” as the couple discussed having hot dogs for dinner.A post-mortem found the cause of Danny’s death was due to massive brain swelling from compression to the neck.Speaking at the inquest, Danny’s mum Alison Rigby said: “Danny was always a joker. He had an amazing sense of humour he just had that much of a big personality.”North Staffordshire Senior Coroner Andrew Barkley concluded death by misadventure.He said: “He had no significant medical history and no evidence of depression. He has been described to me as a practical joker who liked to shock.”Nothing caused his partner cause for concern and there was nothing unusual about the way he was behaving.”The circumstances are very unusual and this appears to be a prank which has gone wrong and led to the death of Mr Munro.”I don’t find this is a case of suicide. He died as a result of misadventure.” A “boy who cried wolf” prankster died in a ‘fake’ suicide gone wrong that was designed to scare his girlfriend, an inquest heard.Supermarket worker Danny Munro tied his tracksuit bottoms around his neck as his girlfriend told him to stop messing about because he “wasn’t funny”.Weeks earlier the 26 year-old had covered himself in tomato ketchup and stumbled into the room claiming he’d been stabbed. Another time he feigned suffering anaphylactic shock after eating nuts.His partner Amy Leaman even warned him about the sick jokes he played on her and about “the little boy who cried wolf”.The inquest into his death heard he “loved winding up’ girlfriend, his family and friends. However, when things went wrong on August 1 last year, Mr Munro was rushed to hospital when Ms Leaman realised he was choking following the prank at their home near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.She cut him down and paramedics rushed to the home, but he died three days later at Royal Stoke University Hospital.She told the hearing: “A few weeks before he put tomato sauce on himself and told me that he’d stabbed himself but I could smell tomato sauce and realised it was a prank. Then we had a conversation about the boy who cries wolf.” His partner Amy Leaman even warned him about the sick jokes he played on her and about “the little boy who cried wolf”Credit:BPM Media The couple worked together at a local Morrisons and she told the inquest he “never talked to me about intentionally hurting himself, he loved life.” His partner Amy Leaman even warned him about the sick jokes he played on her and about "the little boy who cried wolf" Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more