Actor Will Ferrell almost ended up in jail while filming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues after stealing a bus as part of a prank.

The funnyman and his co-stars were on a lunch break on location in Atlanta, Georgia and decided to take a city bus out for a joy ride.

He tells the New York Daily News, "We were just driving it through the streets of Atlanta and the cops were chasing us... We were gone for four hours, and then we hopped out of the bus and said, 'Hey, it's us,' and everyone had a big laugh."