Desperate Housewives hunk Jesse Metcalfe pulled the ultimate practical joke on co-star Eva Longoria by teaming up with TV prankster Ashton Kutcher for an arresting shocker.

Metcalfe, who plays Longoria's toyboy lover on the hit TV show, was driving through Los Angeles with his co-star when he suddenly pulled over, got out of his sports utility vehicle and made a dash for it as police sirens wailed behind him.

A puzzled Longoria was left to answer questions from bogus policemen, who suggested Metcalfe was a drug dealer and the SUV she was in was stolen. Her co-star was then dragged back to the vehicle in handcuffs.

The prank features on the first episode of Kutcher's hit MTV show PUNK'D, which airs in America tonight (06MAR05).

06/03/2005 10:38